Introduction: (OUTDATED) How to Flash Windows IoT Core on Raspberry Pi 2 and Access to It Through Web Browser

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"The Internet of Things (IoT) brings together devises, sensors, cloud, data and your imagination" - Microsoft .

Today I am going to show you how to flash Windows IoT Core on your Raspberry Pi 2 also how to access to it through your browser.

Step 1: Requirements

You will you need:

1 - Raspberry Pi 2

2 - SD 8 GB class 10 or higher

3 - PC or Laptop running Windows 10

4 - LAN connection

5 - HDMI or analog adio-video composite cable

Or IoT Edition with Raspberry Pi 2 or without it.

Also I have put screenshot of all supported USB Wi-Fi dongles you can check all supported devices here !!!

Step 2: First Set Up Your PC

You can do that before flashing the SD card or you can do it after that.

First click here and download Visual Studio 2015 and install it on you computer. After that install Windows IoT project templates from here. Then enable developer mode on your Windows 10 device by following these instructions. The relevant portion of the linked instructions is the “Windows 10 Desktops/tablets” section, as you should be attempting setup with one of these devices.

Step 3: Download and Install IoT Core

Download IoT core from here, then open it and start the setup file which is named - Windows_10_IoT_Core_RPi2 and click on next. It will ask you where to install it (default - volume C:/Program Files(x86)/Microsoft IoT) you can install it anywhere you want.

After the installation it will open Windows IoT Core Watcher(You can see every windows core device connected to the local network) we will need it later so you can minimize it or close it.

Step 4: Flashing the SD Card

Now insert your micro SD card in your computer and open WindowsIoTImageHelper. You can open it trough the start menu or you can go and open it from the install folder. When you open it select your SD card, in my case volume G: 31GB. Then click on "Browse" button to add the .FFU file.

Another window will open. Then click twice on the folder there which is named - RaspberryPi2 then click twice on the .FFU file to select it. Now click on the Flash button. It will ask you - Erase Content ? click on continue.

A window will open which shows you how much of the image is applied on the SD. It will finish after 5-20 minutes depending on your PC and a window with message that the flash was successful will show up.

Step 5: Time to Setup the Pi

Now its time to find out will it work. Inserd the card on your Raspberry Pi, connect it to TV or monitor via HDMI cable and power the Pie also connect it to the LAN network.

If everything is OK you should see the loading screen of Windows. When it load will ask you to choose language. Then you will see something like that on the pic above.

Your Raspberry Pie is named ''miniwinpc'' you can change it from the powershell or from browser access.

Step 6: Accessing to the Pi With Browser From PC

Maximize or open the WindowsIoTCoreWatcher app, if your Pi is connected to the LAN you will see it in the core watcher.

Then right click on it and choose Web Browser Here. The browser will open and it will ask you for name and password - Name: Administrator Pass: p@ssw0rd (they are default) , I and Microsoft suggest you to change the password ASAP !!!. After that itwill open you the Utilities tab, you can take a look at them above.

NOTE: The PC and the Raspberry Pi should be connected to same LAN network !!!