I just bought a new Raspberry Pi 3 and a pre-loaded sd card with Raspbian. I turned the Pi on and I'm not sure if the raspbian is installed. I didn't have any window to choose an option to install. Like in all the guides show. I do see the Pi logo at the center of the screen, and a toolbar at the top, including some web browser.

Should I download NOOBS and install it, or is Raspbian is already installed?

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    It's already installed. You got full-working system.
    – Huczu
    Apr 21, 2016 at 13:25

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A pre-loaded card means that it came with Raspbian already installed. What you see when you hook the Raspberry Pi up to a screen and power it on is the desktop. It's similar to the LXDE desktop found in lubuntu.

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