Raspberry Pi SD Card Setup

Using Windows 7 or Windows XP

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  1. Download the distribution from the raspberrypi.org downloads page or from. the are many distributions, te lates is NOOBS and it's recommended for thr first-time users.
  2. Extract the image file from the downloaded .zip file, so you now have "distribution-name.img".
  3. Insert the SD card into your SD card reader and check what drive letter it was assigned. You can easily see the drive letter (for example G:) by looking in the left column of Windows Explorer. You can use the SD Card slot (if you have one) or a Adapter in a USB slot.
  4. Download the Win32DiskImager utility (it is also a zip file). You can run this from a USB drive.                                                                                                                                                          
  5. Extract the executable from the zip file and run the Win32DiskImager utility; you may need to run the utility as Administrator! Right-click on the file, and select 'Run as Administrator'
  6. Select the image file.
  7. Select the drive letter of the SD card in the device box. 
  8. Click Write and wait for the write to complete.
  9. Eject the SD card,you are now ready to plug the card into your Raspberry Pi.