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Installing Docker on Windows

Plate Recognizer on-premise software runs on a Docker container. Follow the steps below to install Docker on your Windows machine.

Thereafter, you can use our Plate Recognizer Installer to easily install, uninstall and update Plate Recognizer software.


Watch quick 5 minute YouTube video on how to install Docker on Windows.

System Requirements

  • Windows 10 64bit: Pro, Enterprise or Education (Build 15063 or later).
  • Virtualization is enabled in BIOS. Typically, virtualization is enabled by default.
  • At least 4GB of RAM.
  • Internet connection during installation.

How to Install Docker

Step 1.1 Download Installer for Docker
Step 1.2. Click on Get Docker.

Download Installer

Step 1.3. To start the installation process, please double click to execute the Docker Installer.
Step 1.4 You will be prompted with this message: “Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?” Go ahead and click “Yes” to continue.


Step 1.5 Ensure the checkbox next to “Enable WSL 2 Windows Features” is checked then click on “OK” at the bottom to start the installation.

Enable WSL2

Step 1.6. The installer will start unpacking files.
Wait for it to finish. When the installer completes, you will need to restart your computer to finish the installation.
Docker will be installed to automatically start on boot. Install Succeeded

Step 1.7. If you get this error after the restart, you will need to manually install WSL 2 then restart Docker. WSL2 Error

How to Install WSL2

Step 2.1. Visit the URL in the warning notification (see screenshot in Step 1.7).
At the time of writing, it redirects to the screenshot on bellow or—download-the-linux-kernel-update-package Download WSL Installer

Step 2.2. Click on Download the latest package “WSL2 Linux kernel update package for x64 machines“.
Downloads WSL Installer

Note: If you’re using an ARM64 machine, please download the ARM64 package instead. If you’re not sure what kind of machine you have, open Command Prompt or PowerShell and enter:

systeminfo | find “System Type”.


Step 2.3. After downloading the file, double-click on the Installer file to run it.
Step 2.4. Click on Next. You will be prompted with this message like earlier: “Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?” Go ahead and click Yes to continue. WSL Installer

Step 2.5. Click on Finish when done. WSL Installer

Step 2.6. After the installation process is done, right-click in the bottom right corner of the screen and then select Restart. See screenshot below.
Docker is now installed!
Please use Plate Recognizer Installer to install our software on your machine! WSL Installer

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