Installing Windows 10 IoT Core on Raspberry Pi 2

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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.

Mounted IoT Core RPi.iso
Mounted IoT Core RPi.iso

Step 3: Open the mounted drive and run Windows_10_IoT_Core_RPi2.msi. This will run installer.

Run Windows_10_IoT_Core_RPi2.msi
Run Windows_10_IoT_Core_RPi2.msi

Step 4: Compete the installation process.

Windows 10 IoT Core Setup
Windows 10 IoT Core Setup

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).

Windows IoT Core Image Helper
Windows IoT Core Image Helper

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.

Select flash.ffu
Select flash.ffu

Step 9: Click on Flash. This will start applying the Operating System image to your micro SD card.

Applying Image
Applying Image
Done with image flashing
Done with image flashing

 

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.

Windows IoT Core Watcher will list all your connected devices
Windows IoT Core Watcher will list all your connected devices

Web Interface

Web Interface for Windows IoT Core
Web Interface for Windows IoT Core

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.

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