I have 6 Micro SD chips that I want to put various Raspberry Pi Operating Systems on. I tried downloading version 1.6 of the imager from the official software page twice yesterday. After downloading I tried to install. Both installations failed. The 2 downloads were 2 different sizes, the first was about 16M the second was about 17M.

Norton AV is installed, but it indicates there is no problem with the imager.exe.

My Windows system:

  • Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-9850H CPU @ 2.60GHz 2.59 GHz
  • Installed RAM 64.0 GB (63.8 GB usable) System type 64-bit operating
  • system, x64-based processor Pen and touch No pen or touch input is
  • available for this display
  • Edition Windows 10 Pro
  • Version 20H2
  • Installed on ‎3/‎27/‎2021
  • OS build 19042.1165
  • Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.3530.0

Has anyone else had this problem, if you have, how did you resolve it?

Edit based on comments:
When I attempt to execute imager_1.6.2.exe it fails to completely load, and there is no signature of the software supplier.

This question is cross posted on SuperUser. A comment there is indicating that the download is not completing.

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    Aug 30 at 15:48

Maybe try with another "imager" I used Rufus to install Ubuntu on a raspberry pi and it worked.


There is a workaround for this problem if you have a Pi Noob Micro SD.

  1. Download Win32 Disk Imager from Source Forge.
  2. Install Win32 Disk Imager.
  3. Clone the Raspberry Pi Noob Micro SD drive to your Windows hard drive. This becomes your permanent backup of Noob.
  4. Download BalenaEtcher from Balena.io.
  5. Install BalenaEtcher.
  6. Flash the New Micro SD drive with the copy of the Raspberry Pi disk image created in step 3.

You can find a video on YouTube to guide you through this.

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