The hardware and software that we need to run Windows 10 IoT Core on Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+.
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B + is the latest new hardware released by Raspberry Pi.org, which is equipped with 1.4GHz 64-bit quad-core processor, dual-band wireless LAN, Bluetooth 4.2/BLE, faster Ethernet, and Power-over-Ethernet support (with separate PoE HAT). Windows 10 IoT Core is designed for small, secured smart devices, which embraces a rich UWP app experiences and provides widely support for ARM and x64 SoCs, such as BCM2836/ BCM2837, Intel Atom processor E3900/E8000/Z8350, Snapdragon 410 (APQ8016)/Snapdragon 212 (APQ8009), and NXP i.MX 6 serial SoCs. Early today, Microsoft has released Windows 10 IoT Core Technical Preview Build 17661 for Raspberry Pi 3B+. In this tutorial, we will walk you through an example of how to install Windows 10 IoT Core on Raspberry Pi 3B+.
Step 1: Download and install IoT Dashboard
Click this link [http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=708576] to download Windows 10 IoT Core Dashboard, which is a useful tool for system image burning.
Step 2: Download and install system Image
Click this link [https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windowsiot] to download “RaspberryPi 3B+ Technical Preview Build 17661” as follows.
After installation, we will find a file called flash.ffu under C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft IoT\FFU\RaspberryPi2.
Step 3: Burn IoT Core image
Insert a high-speed class 10 TF card, such as Samsung 32GB EVO Class 10 Micro SDHC with TF card reader to your PC. Run Windows 10 IoT Core Dashboard that installed in Step 1, choose Raspberry Pi 2&3 -> Custom, browse the destination flash.ffu that installed in Step 2. Set the device name and password and burn the system image to TF card.
Step 4: Connect the hardware peripherals
Prepare the Power for Raspberry (5V/2.5A), network cable, HDMI display monitor, mouse/keyboard. Connect all the hardware peripherals, insert the TF card to Raspberry Pi and power on. Once the device is powered, Windows 10 IoT Core starts to work. And the default app screen is as follows.
Step 5: Watch the performance
Log in Windows Device Portal to see the performance, such as 192.168.0.102:8080. The overall performance for CPU, Memory, Network and IO can be accessed by Process->Performance as follows.
Step 6: Update the system
Click Windows Update on Windows Device Portal, the update process will be launched automatically, and the system will finally be updated to 10.0.17672.1000.
Note: On-board WiFi and Bluetooth is not functioned in this Technical Preview Build. If you want to use WiFi and Bluetooth, you can use Realtek RTL8188EU WiFi USB module and ORICO BTA-403 Mini Bluetooth 4.0 module as follows.
In this tutorial, we have introduced the hardware and software that we need to run Windows 10 IoT Core on Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+.
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