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Installation of Raspberry Pi OS using Raspberry Pi Imager

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  • Raspberry Pi is a low cost small CPU that can be connected to any HDMI supported Display, Standard Keyboard Mouse and Storage.
  • It is developed by Raspberry Pi Foundation. It is a very cheap computer which can run supported operating systems along with set of GPIO pins allowing to connect and control external physical devices.
  • This made easy to implement and explore Internet of Things(IoT). This is the verified and supported boards from multiple IoT vendors.
  • Due to the multiple iterations since Raspberry pi launched there are multiple models available depending on the configuration.
  • Explore different models availabe from this link.
  • This articles explains basic step to get started with Raspberry Pi on Windows 10.


  • Basic question to get started with Raspberry Pi board is how to install and run the OS on it.
  • To use Raspberry Pi with any project Raspberry PI OS is the recommended operating system.
  • This OS is Debian based, has over 35,000 packages precompiled and available for installation to Raspberry Pi.


  • Raspberry PI OS image is written to SD card using another computer with a SD card reader.
  • Recently Raspberry Pi Foundation announced a standalone graphical software to download and write an OS to the SD card.
  • The software name is Raspberry Pi Imager. It works on Windows/ Ubuntu 18.04/ Mac OS.
  • The list of Operating system is available in this link.

Software’s Required

Hardware’s Required

  • Laptop/Desktop
  • Raspberry Pi 3 model B
  • 5V 2A Micro USB Power Supply for Pi
  • 16GB/32GB Class 10 micro SD Card
  • HDMI Cable
  • Wifi/Ethernet Cable
  • Keyboard for Pi
  • Mouse for Pi

Network Requirements

  • Internet to download packages


From laptop/Desktop Download and Install [Raspberry Pi Imager] (

  • Download Raspberry Pi Imager

Open Raspberry Pi Imager and Click on Choose OS -> ERASE

  • Choose OS

Insert micro SD Card to another computer and Select Storage

  • Select OS

Verify and Erase exising data

  • Verify Erase

Once the data is erased, again select OS -> Raspberry PI OS(32-BIT) -> Write

  • Write OS

  • Verify OS

Remove SD card and connect to Raspberry Pi

  • Remove SD card

Boot Raspberry PI OS

  • Boot OS

Update Rasberry Pi OS

  • Update OS

Connect to network

  • network settings

Change default password

  • Change password

Change country settings

  • Change country

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