Microsoft* has created a special IoT Core* version of Windows that lets you get up and running quickly. You’ll use Visual Studio to develop and create your next project.
These installation instructions were customized from Windows IoT Dev site. You can follow either set of instructions to get Windows IoT Core running on your MinnowBoard Turbot.
1 Get the tools
- On your computer, make sure you are running the public release of Windows 10 (version 10.0.10240 or better). You can find your current build number by clicking the Start button, typing “winver”, and pressing the Enter key.
- Download and install Windows 10 IoT Core Dashboard.
2 Set up your MinnowBoard Turbot
- Connect a USB keyboard to one of the USB ports on the board.
- Connect an HDMI monitor to the (micro) HDMI port on the board.
- Connect a network cable to the Ethernet port on the board.
- Make sure your development PC is on the same network.
- Verify your firmware on the MinnowBoard is 64 bit and at least version 0.97 – to check and update if needed follow the tutorial below.
3 Use dashboard to download Windows IoT Core OS on SD card
- Open the Windows 10 IoT Core Dashboard you downloaded and installed from the Get the tools page.
- Click “Set up a new device.”
- Select MinnowBoard Turbot/MAX (x64) from the drop-down. Each board has its own specialized image and this one will work for ALL MinnowBoard boards.
- Make sure your microSD card is compliant. Plug it into your computer SD Card slot with a microSD Card adapter, or using a USB card adapter. SD cards need to be at least 8GB in size—slower and older cards are inconsistent when flashing and may fail to work. Class 4 SD cards are not supported, and at a minimum Class 10 SD cards should be used.
- Enter device name and password. (Wifi isn’t necessary since we will connect via Ethernet.)
- Choose a unique name for your device and a new Administrator password for the device. The login name will be ‘Administrator’ unless you change it.
- Download and install Windows 10 IoT Core to your SD card.
- The window will show you the progress. This step can take several minutes depending on the speed of your network.
- When the download has completed, the image is validated, and a command window opens to write the image to the SD Card. It may prompt you for permissions.
- When the window disappears, it is safe to remove the SD Card.
4 Boot your MinnowBoard Turbot running Windows IoT Core OS
- Plug the microSD card into your board. It’s inserted with the metal pads upwards.
- We recommend that you plug in a USB keyboard and mouse to the board.
- Plug in the power adapter to power your board on.
NOTE: First boot will take several minutes as the operating system does its initial installation. You should see the blue Windows logo on your monitor. If you have specified a different device name from default (minwinpc) it will cause a restart to happen automatically.
- If your board will not boot from the SD card and you see a black screen, you will need to go into the Firmware options in the Boot Manager, select “EFI Misc Device” and press Enter. This will force a reboot to the SD card.
- To permanently boot from the SD card, you can move it to the top of the boot order in the firmware (Boot Maintenance Manager / Boot Options / Change Boot Order). See the Updating the Firmware tutorial.
5 Next steps
You should now see the Windows IoT Core desktop and have the ability to use Visual Studio to connect to and develop for your MinnowBoard Turbot. Continue at Step 3 in their Get your developer tools.
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