Preformatted 8GB micro SD card opens screen to install Raspbian, data partition, or boot from Scratch, but says I have 0 MB of 2762 MB needed, and offers no options to proceed.

Where do I go from here? (It's brand new, 1st boot up.)

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Here are some options:

  1. Re-burn the disk image. You can grab a disk image of your choice from Raspberry Pi's downloads page and the latest copy of Win32DiskImager from here (direct download link).

    • Simply extract the compressed image, load it up on Win32DiskImager, select the correct drive, then Write (not read)
  2. Nothing else really, except return the card and possibly get another one with the same problem probably caused by outdated software. Waste of time + waste of effort.

  • Thank you! I reformatted the SD card using a tool provided by CanaKits Tech support, then downloaded fresh copy of NOOBS files from the Rapberry pi website (link also provided by CanaKits tech support). We now have a fully operational machine to play with! The links for the format tool and NOOBs software are: sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_4 Then, to download the original files to copy onto the card from here: raspberrypi.org/downloads/noobs
    – EdmH
    Jan 18, 2016 at 22:11

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