Table of Contents
- Table of Contents
- Download and Install the Windows 10 IoT Core Dashboard
- Install Windows 10 IoT Core on Raspberry Pi 2
- Conclusion & Next Steps
In this lab, you will install Windows 10 IoT Core on your Raspberry Pi 2.
Download and Install the Windows 10 IoT Core Dashboard
The Windows 10 IoT Core Dashboard is a utility for flashing, configuring, and monitoring your Windows IoT Core devices.
- Using a browser, navigate to the Microsoft Windows IoT Downloads & Tools page.
- Click on the Get IoT Core Dashboard button to download the dashboard utility.
- Once the setup.exe has downloaded, open it to install the dashboard utility.
Install Windows 10 IoT Core on Raspberry Pi 2
Windows 10 IoT Core is a version of Windows 10 designed to run on small devices, like the Raspberry Pi 2 (Raspberry Pi 2). You can download and install the Windows IoT Core image onto the microSD card.
Flash a microSD Card with the Current Windows 10 IoT Core
The Windows IoT Core Dashboard makes it easy to download and flash a microSD card with the latest publicly available Windows 10 IoT Core image. If you want to install a different version of Windows 10 IoT Core (an older version, or a Windows Insider build, follow the instructions here, otherwise follow these instructions:
- Insert the microSD card into your SD card writer.
In the Windows IoT Dashboard, select Set up a new device.
- Use the drop-down list to make Device Type = Raspberry Pi 2.
- Select Windows 10 IoT Core for Raspberry Pi 2.
- Select the microSD card in the Drive drop-down list.
- Check the box for I accept the software license terms (of course, you have already read them).
Click the Download and install button.
When prompted, select Continue indicating that you have backed up any files from the microSD card before it gets erased.
The download and install could take some time depending on your bandwidth and the size of the microSD card. When it is complete you will see the Your SD card is ready screen.
Connect and Run First Boot of the Raspberry Pi 2
You are now ready to connect and power on your Raspberry Pi 2.
- Insert the microSD card with the Windows 10 IoT Core image on it into your Raspberry Pi 2 (the slot is on the underside, on the opposite edge from the side with the USB ports).
- If you will be connecting to a physical network, connect a network cable from your local network to the Ethernet port on the Raspberry Pi 2. Your development device must be on the same network. If you will be using Wi-Fi, see the Joining the Wi-Fi Network section below.
- If you will be working with a monitor, connect an HDMI monitor to the HDMI port on the board.
- Connect the power supply to the micro USB port on the board. You must power this from the 5V 2A adapter - USB power from your computer is insufficient.
Windows 10 IoT Core will boot on power-up. The first boot may take a few minutes. If you have the Raspberry Pi 2 connected to a display, you should see the default app screen.
Conclusion & Next Steps
In this lab, you flashed Windows 10 IoT Core onto your Raspberry Pi 2 for labs, tutorials, and workshops on ThingLabs.io that use Windows 10 IoT.
Next you need to configure your Raspberry Pi 2 for use in the labs, including getting it on a network, giving it a unique machine name, and changing the Administrator password.