Windows 10 IoT Core as described by Microsoft, is a Windows 10 edition for low-cost, small-footprint devices that will be available ‘free’ for Makers and commercial device builders. Currently, this small but powerful operating system is available for Raspberry Pi 2 and MinnowBoard Max.
We are going to install Windows 10 IoT Core on Raspberry Pi 2 Model B.
Before getting started make sure you have these things ready with you:
- A PC running Windows 10.
- A Raspberry Pi 2.
- An 8 or 16 GB micro SD card (class 10 or better).
- A Micro USB cable.
- An Ethernet cable.
- A micro SD card reader.
Step 1: Download Windows 10 IoT Core RTM release for Raspberry Pi from here — http://ms-iot.github.io/content/en-US/Downloads.htm. Save the IOT Core RPi.iso on your PC.
Step 2: Once download is completed, open IOT Core RPi.iso. This will automatically mount the ISO image.
Step 3: Open the mounted drive and run Windows_10_IoT_Core_RPi2.msi. This will run installer.
Step 4: Compete the installation process.
Step 5: After the installation process is completed, insert the micro SD card into the micro SD card reader and connect it to your PC.
Step 6: Run WindowsIoTImageHelper from the start menu (You’ll find it in Start → All Apps → Microsoft IoT).
Step 7: Select the SD card and then click on Browse under the — Select the image — option.
Step 8: Select the file flash.ffu (You can find this file in C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft IoT\FFU\RaspberryPi2) then click on Open.
Step 9: Click on Flash. This will start applying the Operating System image to your micro SD card.
Step 10: You can now remove the micro SD card from the card reader and insert it into our Raspberry Pi’s micro SD card slot.
Step 11: Connect your Raspberry Pi to your PC’s Ethernet port using a Ethernet cable. Now power up your Pi using the micro USB cable and your PC’s USB port.
Step 12: Run WindowsIoTCoreWatcher from the start menu (You’ll find it in Start → All Apps → Microsoft IoT). Here you’ll find all your connected devices running on Windows 10 IoT.
Step 13: Right click on your device and select Web Browse Here from the context menu. This will open up the web interface for Windows IoT Core running on your Pi. Your default user name is — Administrator, and password is — p@ssw0rd.
This ends up our first post with Microsoft’s Windows 10 for IoT. But, we’ll be coming up with some more tutorials for making applications for Internet of Things very soon.