I accidentally clicked "Cancel" in the Raspberry Pi setup tool that runs on the first boot. How do I get it back? If I can't, which settings do I have to change to make the Raspberry Pi run as it is all setup? (ex. fix display not filling monitor)

  • Open an lxterminal and run piwiz.
    – Dougie
    Commented Mar 20, 2021 at 16:57

3 Answers 3


It should still be there, but not autorun.

Try running /usr/bin/piwiz in the Run Menu.

It doesn't really do anything that can't be done with raspi-config


As I understand it, the tool you accidentally cancelled is known as piwiz.desktop (also known as the "First-run Wizard"), and it is located here: /etc/xdg/autostart/piwiz.desktop.

You might first want to check to see if it's still there, and re-start it if you can.

Another alternative is to re-flash your SD card using rpi-imager. Follow these instructions, use the "Advanced Options", and select the "Skip first-run wizard" option. That should give you a system that boots as you want - without using the piwiz.desktop app.

You will of course need another operational RPi system to install and run rpi-imager. If you don't have one, and my first suggestion wasn't available (can't restart piwiz.desktop), you may need to start over with a freshly-flashed SD card using the tool you used to flash your card the first time.

Hope that's clear; I've only just learned of this craziness.

  • I wish the Raspberry Pi Foundation would at least write an article or add something to their documentation mentioning this, I wonder how many people made this mistake. Commented Mar 20, 2021 at 17:33

I haven't tested it, but I remember that you can find the setup wizard on the desktop under the installed applications. Check the menu under "System", "Settings" or similar.

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