Install Windows 10 IoT on the Raspberry Pi

8 January 2021, 3:36 pm by antelove19

With the release of the Raspberry Pi 2, Microsoft had announced they will provide a version of Windows 10 for the Pi. This has happened now. According to Microsoft, this is only possible with the PC version of Win 10, but it also works on Windows 8.1, as I show in this tutorial.

Windows 10 IoT is not a classic Windows version, but an embedded developer version running on both display and non-display devices. “IoT” stands for “Internet of Things” and describes the increasingly common devices with Internet access (no computers) – in some coffee machines.

Required Hardware Parts

  • Raspberry Pi
  • microSD card (at least 8GB, optimal Class10)
  • optimal: CardReader (often Windows 8.1 /10 does not recognize the microSD cards of the internal CardReader)
  • Ethernet cable* (allegedly also works with a wireless stick, I tried two, none of which was detected)

Download image and install software

First, you have to download the ISO file (around 500MB), which is here:

You have to mount this file (IOT Core RPi.ISO) (Win 8.1/10 does it automatically with a double-click). Inside is the installer Windows_10_IoT_Core_RPi2.msi, which you perform and follow the steps. After installation, you can unmount the ISO file.

Now you have to search for and open IoTCoreImageHelper.exe via the Windows Start Search. There you select the SD card and the path to flash.ffu (this is located under C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft IoT\FFU\RaspberryPi2)

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