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Referring to the Microsoft OS developed (primarily) as a traditional desktop experience. For the version of Windows that runs on the Raspberry Pi, please use the tag windows-iot.

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How do I backup my Raspberry Pi?

I have been writing programs for my Raspberry Pi (running Raspbian) for a few weeks now and would like to make sure I protect the work I have done. How can I backup the files I have created? Can I ...
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Emulation on a Windows PC

How can I emulate the Raspberry Pi on Windows? Related: Emulation on a Linux PC
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Can I install Windows?

I recently bought a RPi and it came with Debian, which I think is a Linux distribution. I'm more used to Windows; can I install it?
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Can I emulate x86 to run Windows 95?

In a comment to another question about Windows, somebody brought up a good point, Raspberry Pis have the horsepower to run older games. It just so happens that I have a favorite older game from the ...
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Can you put Windows 10 IoT Core on Raspberry Pi Zero?

Can you put Windows 10 IoT Core on Raspberry Pi Zero? According to the minimum requirements specified on the Windows IoT core page it might seem possible, but I'm not sure.
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Read a file from the Raspberry Pi's SD card with Windows

I have a couple of files on the Raspberry Pi's file system that I need to get. I have the Pi's SD card and an SD card reader. How can I read files off my Raspberry Pi's SD Card on a Windows PC?
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Can't connect to Pi on local network via hostname.local on Windows

I'm setting up a Raspberry Pi for the first time, and have been SSHing into it on a Mac on the same network like so: ssh pi@raspberrypi.local However on my Windows 10 box (also on the same network) ...
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Windows 10 WiFi Adapters

I have two Raspberry Pis RP B+ running Raspbian RP 2 running Windows 10 IoT Core I have a Vilros USB WiFi adapter (details here) that works in Raspbian but not in Windows 10 IoT Core. In Raspbian ...
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Connect to Raspberry Pi over ssh: connection refused (from putty)

I have a raspberry running raspbian, and I want to connect over SSH, but something is happening. On the raspberry I have run nmap and port 22 says: OPEN; the ssh process is running and fine. But I ...
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Can Windows XP run on Raspberry pi?

I would like to run a windows xp OS on my raspberry. If I try to install it with Win32DiskImager would be able to use? Which version should I try?
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PowerShell can't connect to Windows IoT

I am following the instructions from Using PowerShell to connect and configure a device running Windows 10 IoT Core to access my Raspberry Pi 2 with Windows 10 IoT via PowerShell. PS C:\> Enter-...
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Do You HAVE To Use SDFormatter Before Installing NOOBS?

SDFormatter is often recommended to format the SDCard. https://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/a/19928/39410 http://elinux.org/RPi_Easy_SD_Card_Setup#Using_NOOBS I have never heard of this software ...
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SSH - connection timeout when connecting

My RPi is running Raspbian. I am trying to get SSH set up. I followed these steps to get a static IP on my Pi: Since my PC was connected to the LAN via WiFi, I used ipconfig to get the IP address, ...
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How can I log into my Raspberry Pi Samba share from Windows?

I'm trying to set up an SMB share on my network using Samba. I followed the directions here as well as I could as I have Raspbian installed on my Pi. When I plugged in my USB drive it automounted to /...
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Develop a Raspberry python script from a windows

I want to develop a Raspberry python script from the windows side, for several reasons: I want to keep all the code (more) secure on my computer, in case I fry the RPi/try another project/reinstall ...
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Can I view/copy the contents of an img file from Windows?

I have a backup .img file of an old Raspbian installation that I used to have running as a webserver. I'm unable to get the Raspberry Pi to boot from it any more, I think due to running out of space ...
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Cross Compiling to Raspberry Pi from Windows with External Libraries

Following this guide, http://www.a2p.it/wordpress/tech-stuff/development/remote-debugging-raspberrypi/ , I was able to cross compile from Windows to Raspberry Pi. But is it possible to cross compile ...
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My Windows share will not mount during boot

I've added a line to /etc/fstab to automatically mount a Windows share on boot. I have tested it using sudo mount -a and the mount shows up correctly and I'm able to access it as expected. However, ...
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How do I set up a windows NFS server to serve my media to RaspBMC [tutorial]

Following on from my woes at trying to use Samba to share media from my windows machine (SMB performance issues on Raspbmc) i thought i'd try (and share) my knowledge of getting my Windows XP Pro ...
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SCP File Transfer Between Pi and Windows

With pscp in windows command line, i can send file from Windows to Pi or i can copy a file from Pi to Windows. But opposite does not work. I cant send a file from pi to windows with pi's terminal. ...
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Cannot rewrite Raspbian to SD

My PI running 2012-07-15-wheezy-raspbian.img stopped booting. The Okay light is flashing 6 time, so I figure I need to replace the start.elf file. I insert the SD card into my Windows 7 laptop, but I ...
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How to share my internet connection on a (Windows) computer with a Raspberry Pi?

I have a Raspberry Pi directly connected to my Windows laptop through Ethernet, so I can make a SSH connection with PuTTy, everything works fine except that my Pi has no access to the internet. ...
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Mount windows share: Bad UNC

I am trying to mount a windows share using this command: sudo mount -t cifs -o username=USERNAME,password=PASSWORD \\192.168.2.12\TestShare mnt/ But it is giving me this error: mount.cifs: bad UNC (...
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How to prevent sd card capacity loss?

To begin, I've downloaded "Raspbian Wheezy" on an SD card using Win32 Disk Imager on Windows 7. Once I "added" the Raspbian .img file onto my SD card, I noticed my SD card had dropped from the ...
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Unable to configure a Raspberry Pi Zero as a USB Mass Storage Device using g_mass_storage

I have been trying to get my Raspberry Pi Zero to behave as a USB Mass Storage Device, following https://gist.github.com/gbaman/50b6cca61dd1c3f88f41 and other online documentation. Steps to reproduce:...
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gpio library on windows while developing

I am new to Python so maybe this is not an appropriate question. I am working on a project on Python that will use GPIO functionalities of the raspberry Pi. Right now, I am developing the python code ...
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which windows 10 is for the raspberry pi 2?

I'm in the insider program. I have my raspberry pi2. but there are several options for downloads. x86 vs 64 bit, cpu vs phone. but nothing says arm support. and all of them are 3GB + downloads. I ...
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Share Internet Connection from Windows 7 to RPi

You have probably seen a similar question somewhere. I have a laptop connected to my Internet with a Wireless router and I want to share my Internet Connection with my RPi via crossover Ethernet ...
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How to mirror/cast Windows screens to RPi?

I have RPi 3 Model B V1.2 with Raspbian (PIXEL) OS. I want to mirror my Windows OS screens/video/audio to my RPi. I searched about this, I have found DLNA, UPnP, DIAL and etc... words. But, I can't ...
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Not able to connect using Windows Remote Desktop Connection

I'm trying to connect pi using Remote Desktop Connection in windows via Ethernet. But it's not detecting. Also in network connection center ethernet is connected but showing as unidentified network. ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 Windows 10 IoT UDP Recevie

I want to run UDP Recevie on RPi 3 and with Android app "UDP Sender" when send text, I want to control GPIO Pins. I need help, how to make UDP Recevie for Windows 10 IoT? I search a lot but can't ...
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Run Raspbian “Wheezy” in QEMU on Windows

Not sure if this is the right StackExchange forum to ask for that. What I have is: kernel-qemu from http://xecdesign.com/downloads/linux-qemu/kernel-qemu 2014-01-07-wheezy-raspbian.img from http://...
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Getting started with image processing using opencv in windows and using in raspberry pi

I am learning image processing using opencv in windows. In another project that I am working on, requires the image processing to be done in raspberry pi for object recognition. Since I do not own a ...
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Connect to Raspberry Pi from Windows phone through Bluetooth

Is it possible to connect a windows phone application created in C# (or any other language) to raspberry pi through Bluetooth? I know that C# has Bluetooth library, thus you can make Bluetooth ...
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Compile Qt Application for Pi from Windows

How do I compile an app I made in Qt Creator to my Raspberry Pi? Here's my current setup: Qt Creator 2.4.1 running on Windows 7. I'm using MinGW for windows development, and Yagarto is installed as ...
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win32diskimager not enough space

I have a 8gb sd card with raspian image. Also I had expanded filesystem using sudo raspi-config. After that I had crated image using win32diskimager. Image size is around 8,068,792,320 bytes . However ...
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Building Raspberry Pi apps from Windows

I want to build a C++ program for face detection using Visual Studio and OpenCV. I already installed the Visual Studio 2013 Express Edition and the OpenCV 2.4.8 on my Windows 8 computer and linked ...
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Raspberry pi as a second monitor for Windows

I have a model B raspberry pi running raspbian and a laptop running Windows 7. Is there software that I can install to use the raspberry pi monitor as a second screen for my laptop. For example I want ...
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Is it possible to use Raspberry Pi as keyboard/mouse/joystick to control a Windows PC?

I have a unused laptop (Win7 64bit) with broken USB port, so I cannot plug any USB device in it. But the laptop itself is good enough to play indie games or any games from last gen. Is it possible ...
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Raspberry Pi with external USB drive attached as SMB share: share disappears

I'm new to Raspberry Pi, but I bought a Pi with Kodi/OpenElec pre-installed. I attached an external USB hard drive to it, and set it up to expose that as an SMB network share. I'm using Windows on my ...
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samba server - share root

I've set up samba on raspbian Jessie, and I am able to get to the "pi" user's folder from a windows box. I want to be able to get to the /etc/ directory from windows because I want to edit conf ...
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Win10 doesn't boot

Yesterday I tried to install new insider version of win10 Iot for my raspberry, after that or it's just a coincidence my raspberry cannot boot any(RTM or insider preview version). The red light is ...
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Raspberry Pi as a POS?

How practical is it to use a raspberry pi for a POS system? I'm in a small country where bring in a large quantity of POS system will cost too much. Was wondering if i can replace the current ...
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What is windows 10 like for the Pi 2? [closed]

With MS support and all for the new Pi 2, what exactly can one expect from the windows 10 Pi version? it's being targeted at the "Maker" community, for applications in the IoT space and home ...
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Dual booting a Linux and Windows OS

I'm aware of BerryBoot, but this only allows the multi-booting of two or more Linux based OSes, So is there anyway to boot two different OSes? If not, can you please explain why not, as well, please?
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SSH to RPI using android hotspot and PC

I'm trying to SSH into my pi but I don't have a wifi router in the area but I do have cell data. I've been working on giving the laptop internet access via usb tethering to my phone or having the ...
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Porting Windows software

I would like to know is it possible to port software that uses OpenCV, OpenGL and QT on Windows to the Raspberry Pi. I wonder is it a must to use Qtonpi dist? I need resources like books, tutorials ...
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Access the Raspberry Pi image on the SD card

I currently have an SD card with a non-running installation of Debian Squeeze. SSH on this card is enabled. However the system keeps rebooting. I would now like to delete the boot.rc file on the boot ...
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How to use the same hdd with raspbian and windows?

What filesystem should I choose so that I can use my HDD with both raspbian and windows?
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Is there a simulator for building circuits with Raspberry Pi GPIO pins?

I was wondering if there is a free simulator/emulator that I can run either online or on a Windows computer to let me test my scripts and more importantly my wiring, as I am new to building circuits. ...