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Raspbian OS installation into microSD card

robotics-university.com | Hello, I hope all of you always in good condition. Today I will give you a tutorial how to install Raspbian operating systems (OS) on your microSD card. For your information, I use a laptop with Windows 7 operating system. Below are the requirements: 

1. microSD card. I use 32 Gb microSD. 
2. microSD adapter. 
3. Win32 Disk Imager 
4. Raspbian OS image (*.img) file 

If you has all of the requirements above already, please follow my step by step guide below: 

Step 1: 
Install Win 32Disk Imager application software on your computer. This software will help us to copy all of Raspbian OS image files into microSD card. 

Step 2: 
Insert the microSD card into the microSD adapter. See figure 1. 


Figure 1. A microSD card and microSD adapter 

Step 3: 
Insert the microSD adapter into your computer card-reader. 

Step 4: 
Launch Win32 Disk Imager application software that have installed on your computer already. See figure 2! 


Figure 2. Win32 Disk Imager first opening 

Step 5: 
Open the Raspbian OS image (*.img) files. Click folder icon! (See figure 3) 


Figure 3. Open Raspbian OS image (*.img) file 

Find the Raspbian OS image files that you has downloaded and store into your computer hard-disk (HDD) and then click “Open” button. See figure 4! 


Figure 4. Raspbian OS image (*.img) file folder 


Figure 5. Raspbian OS image (*.img) file has been opened 

Step 6: 
Make sure that your microSD card has detected by the Win32 Disc Imager application software. See figure 5 on “Device” block. After that, start to copy all of Raspbian OS image file into the microSD card. Click “Write” button. See figure 6! 


Figure 6. Start to copy all of Raspbian OS image file into the microSD card 

After you press the “Write” button, the “Confirm overwrite” windows will opened. See figure 7! Click “Yes” to continue the Raspbian OS image file copying process. (See figure 8) 


Figure 7. Overwrite confirmation windows 

The copying process need some minutes time, so be patient to wait the process until complete! (See figure 9) 


Figure 8. Raspbian OS image file copying process 


Figure 9. Raspbian OS image file copying process has been completed 

After the copying process has been completed, then click “OK” button. So the Raspbian OS installation into microSD card has been finished. Next, insert your microSD card into the microSD card socket on your Raspberry Pi board. See figure 10! 


Figure 10. MicroSD card inserted on its socket on the Raspberry Pi board 



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