I'm using windows home edition, I have the latest update installed 1909.

I want to install docker for windows 10 home edition. It keeps saying

Docker Desktop requires Windows 10 Pro/Enterprise (15063+) or Windows 10 Home (19018+).

Should I join Windows insider? How long should I wait for that update to be released if I don't want to join windows insider?


Should I join the Windows Insider?

Windows 10 version 2004 (build 19041) was released on May 27th 2020.

How long should I wait for that update to be released if I don't want to join windows insider?

As of May 27th 2020, you are not required to join the Insider Preview program, in order to receive a WSL2 compatible build (19041 or newer).

Important to point out that there isn’t any build of Windows 10 version 1909 (Insider Preview or otherwise) that supports WSL 2. So it is impossible to run Docker Desktop on Windows 10 Home if you are not running Windows 10 version 2004.

Last year we announced that Docker had released a preview of Docker Desktop with WSL 2 integration. We are now pleased to announce that we have completed the work to enable experimental support for Windows Home WSL 2 integration. This means that Windows Insider users in 19040 or higher can now install and use Docker Desktop!

To get started with WSL 2 Docker Desktop on Windows home today you will need to be on Windows Insider Preview build 19040 or higher and install the Docker Desktop Edge

Source: Docker Desktop for Windows Home is here

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Seems I had same problem, windows live update it saying everything is updated but from power shell if I run Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_OperatingSystem | % Buildnumber, I get 18363.

so I've found this link https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

and by clicking to install now, I was able to install the may 2020 update

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  • I tried the installer at that link and get a pop up error saying "Can't find the necessary file. Please check if your permission to write to the installation folder." – B T Aug 8 at 21:07
  • run it as administrator and check if your account has the right permission to install it – Nather Webber Aug 9 at 22:11

If you don't want to wait till late May, you can follow this workaround to enable Hyper-V and Containers in Windows 10 Home Edition: https://itnext.io/install-docker-on-windows-10-home-d8e621997c1d

Currently to update to Windows 10, version 2004 (Build 19041), you will need to join the Windows Insider program and select the "Release Preview" ring. The public release should arrive by late May.

From: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wsl/install-win10

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    Please do not downvote answers without providing a comment explaining why – Blake May 31 at 14:59
  • @Blake - This is an extremely low quality answer. The answer also is factually incorrect, since 2004 has already been released, and duplicated information that another answer had already provided 10 days earlier. Commentary is encouraged but not required. I often issue downvotes without an explanation when the quality of the answer is extremely low. I have found authors who submit low quality answers are often not willing to accept feedback and are more often to serial downvote users. – Ramhound Jun 19 at 18:31

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