install docker container - docker run - invalid reference format

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From the docker quickstart terminal on Windows 7 64-bit, I'm following the instructions to install this docker container. I run the command,

docker run 

and I get this error:

c:\program files\docker toolbox\docker.exe: invald reference format.

I can't find any information about this error related to this container.

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first pull the image, then run the container, i think you need to execute http:// inside the docker container. not as an argument to docker, so it is invalid.

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You need to pull the image first , then run the container. according to your docker command, you are trying to access a website, it is not a docker container image. so that's why it is giving you the invalid reference format.

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