Windows 10 IoT core – flash your image on Raspberry Pi 2


Do you want to get hands-on with Windows IoT having a Raspberry Pi B Version 2 sitting around … BUT you failed to get the image flashed on to an SD Card while missing a physical machine running Windows 10? (an VM based Windows 10 will not allow you to flash the SD card)

windows 10 iot core flash your image on raspberry pi 2
Here is the solution:

Raspberry Pi 2 – Image:

Step 1

Download your preview image of Windows IoT (

if you don't have it yet check:

Unzip it


Step 2

run the converter:

python Flash.ffu

(check your python release: python –version in my case: Python 2.7.6)

Input File: Flash.ffu
Output File: Flash.img
Block data entries begin: 0x600f8
Block data entries end: 0x79398
Block data chunks begin: 0x80000
6441 blocks, 824448kb written – Delay expected. Please wait.
Write complete.

Step 3

flash the new converted raw image to your SD Card (at least 8 GB)

sudo diskutil unmount /dev/disk3s1

sudo dd bs=1m if=Flash.img of=/dev/rdisk3

7372+1 records in
7372+1 records out
7730495488 bytes transferred in 663.549779 secs (11650212 bytes/sec)

sudo diskutil eject /dev/rdisk3 



Now you can run your Windows IoT Raspberry Pi 2 – have fun!

Yes it boots up – don't forget to hook up a wired network (WiFi is not supported as of today) and wait … Raspberry Pi will reboot automatically!

Follow the next steps as of the Windows IoT core instructions (this will work with an VM based image of your Windows 10 development environment)

For more detail: Windows 10 IoT core – flash your image on Raspberry Pi 2

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Ibrar Ayyub

I am an experienced technical writer holding a Master's degree in computer science from BZU Multan, Pakistan University. With a background spanning various industries, particularly in home automation and engineering, I have honed my skills in crafting clear and concise content. Proficient in leveraging infographics and diagrams, I strive to simplify complex concepts for readers. My strength lies in thorough research and presenting information in a structured and logical format.

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