Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Docker/Windows: Installation Requirement "BIOS-level Hardware Virtualization"

Installing/running Docker on Windows requires that WSL be installed (see Install Docker Desktop on Windows). According the aforementioned write up, WSL has the following hardware requirements:

While running Windows it is possible to check if hardware virtualization is enabled at the BIOS level. To check if this is enabled, launch Task Manager (Ctrl-Alt-Delete) and from Task Manager select the Performance blade:

Notice in the lower right corner there is a box high added to the screenshot showing Virtualization Enabled.

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