thomasamberg
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Installing from a Windows 8.1 PC or VM

Fri May 01, 2015 4:24 pm

According to http://ms-iot.github.io/content/win10/SetupRPI.htm you need a Windows 10 PC to install Windows 10 IoT to the Raspberry Pi 2. Here's how it works from Windows 8.1:

A commenter in http://techcrunch.com/2015/04/30/how-to ... erry-pi-2/ noted that "you can also install the Windows 10 ADK on Windows 8.1, and the ADK will have the right version of dism.exe" (used in Step 6)

Go to https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/window ... s8.5).aspx and scroll down to "Download the Windows ADK for Windows 10"

Use diskpart and dism.exe as described in http://ms-iot.github.io/content/win10/SetupRPI.htm

Done. This worked fine with Windows 8.1 running in Parallels under OSX 10.10.3 (Yosemite).

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GerritV
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Re: Installing from a Windows 8.1 PC or VM

Fri May 01, 2015 4:41 pm

Thank you for saving me from buying a spare machine :-)

Gerrit

tohipfortheroom
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Re: Installing from a Windows 8.1 PC or VM

Fri May 01, 2015 4:52 pm

funny I just made a video showing people how to do this, then I returned to the forum and saw your post

tipi
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Re: Installing from a Windows 8.1 PC or VM

Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:38 am

Thanks, this really helped me out.

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Re: Installing from a Windows 8.1 PC or VM

Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:25 pm

Did the same thing myself.

My version is at: http://pulcher.biz/talks/2015/05/19/fla ... e-sd-card/

Seems a lot of people want todo this. :)

Harold

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Re: Installing from a Windows 8.1 PC or VM

Fri Jun 19, 2015 4:24 pm

what you also can do is using a Windows 10 installation DVD to flash to a SD card...
1. download and burn the most recent windows 10 iso to a DVD
(currently build 10.0.10130.0 - 2015-06-19).
2. boot your PC into the DVD
3. at booting into DVD, press a key if you see the message "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD"
4. set your language & keyboard layout and press [Next] to continue
5. click to "Repair your computer" (left bottom of the window). do not click to "Install Windows"!
6. click to "Troubleshoot"
7. click to "Advanced options"
8. click to "Command Prompt"
9. from here, your have the working DISM (build 10.0.10130.0) and can follow the normal installing procedure as described on the official windows page, beginning from step 9.

the only reason, why windows 10 is needed, is because of the DISM version must be 10 or higher.
the lower versions of windows7 or 8/8.1 do not have all needed the functionalities.

using the Windows 10 installation DVD has the advantage, that you do not need to install anything on your PC, to have a proper DISM version.
it will work, even you have a Linux PC only :mrgreen:
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MBRO95
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Re: Installing from a Windows 8.1 PC or VM

Fri Jun 19, 2015 4:46 pm

Here you all go:

These are taken from Windows 10 Preview ADK

1. cmd > DISKPART
2. DISKPART > LIST DISK
3. Note Disk Number of desired destination disk (we'll call it Z)
4. Download: http://1drv.ms/1KKQDdb (**Note: This includes the .ffu file for RasPi2**)
5. cmd (Admin) > cd [folder you extract the zip file to including the final DISM directory] <-- Keep Note Of This For Next Command
6. C:\Users\MBRO95\Desktop\Win10\DISM> C:\Users\MBRO95\Desktop\Win10\DISM\dism.exe /Apply-Image /ImageFile:flash.ffu /ApplyDrive:\\.\PhysicalDriveZ /SkipPlatformCheck
(**Note: Z is the disk number found from DISKPART & The full path to the dism.exe is specified in the above command**)
7. Image Successfully Written

jr2
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Re: Installing from a Windows 8.1 PC or VM

Sat Aug 08, 2015 1:15 am

For those who don't wish to download flash.ffu as they already have it I uploaded just the DISM files from the above link:


https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=3 ... file%2czip

pauldy
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Re: Installing from a Windows 8.1 PC or VM

Sat Aug 08, 2015 4:27 am

You know I just did the install to a pi last week using windows 8.1 without really thinking about it. I do have an msdn subscription and the latest VS 2015 on that VM but I didn't have to fire up the Win10TP vm. I just downloaded the latest July 10th msi iso ran it and just went through the motions as usual and was debugging apps using the composite output.

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