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Can't connect to Pi on local network via hostname.local on Windows

How To Geek has a good article that covers this issue. In a nutshell .local domains are self-reported by each host (via Multicast DNS), and other machines on the network have to listen for them. ...
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Can Windows XP run on Raspberry pi?

TL;DR Yes it is possible to virtualize Windows XP on an ARM device such as Raspberry Pi. For anyone saying that this isn't possible needs to re-evaluate what "possible" means. Just because it hasn't ...
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Can you put Windows 10 IoT Core on Raspberry Pi Zero?

No, it won't run on Pi Zero. It's because of the hardware. The Pi zero and the first-generation Pis (BCM2835) use ARMv6. The Pi2 (BCM2836) uses ARMv7. Windows 10 IoT Core needs ARMv7. If I'm going ...
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gpio library on windows while developing

If you are just looking to test the whole code and not worry about the actual pins (as windows machines don't have GPIO), then you can fake it. First, in your main python source directory, create a ...
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Mount windows share: Bad UNC

try reversing the slashes and pointing to the root mnt folder sudo mount -t cifs -o username=USERNAME,password=PASSWORD //192.168.2.12/TestShare /mnt/ if your password or username contains special ...
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Can you put Windows 10 IoT Core on Raspberry Pi Zero?

No, Windows 10 IoT requires the Pi 2's ARM 7 multicore chip (BCM 2836).
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Can Windows XP run on Raspberry pi?

The answer is no. The Raspberry Pi is powered by an ARM processor, and there is no ARM Windows version
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Connect to Raspberry Pi over ssh: connection refused (from putty)

Raspberry changed something since November 2016 here is the noob instruction to get this problem fixed sudo su raspi-config 1) Choose first 'update' 2) In advanced options -> expand_root file ...
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Do You HAVE To Use SDFormatter Before Installing NOOBS?

There is no requirement to use the tool provided by the SD Association. Formatting the card in Windows using the Windows formatter may also work. However, there is a strong recommendation to use the ...
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Can Windows XP run on Raspberry pi?

You couldn't directly run Windows XP but you might be able to put it through an emulator. The only problem is that it would really slow.
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which windows 10 is for the raspberry pi 2?

I chose x64 for phone Nope. The pi is not an x86-64 machine. Microsoft has not released a version for the pi yet, but has expressed the intention of doing so. [Later: They have now, follow that ...
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Read a file from the Raspberry Pi's SD card with Windows

Just to note that the paragon tool appears to work. It allows ext4 or whatever partitions to be seen on Window explorer. And edited. We used Notepad++ as an editor to avoid upsetting the CRLF ...
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SSH to RPI using android hotspot and PC

At least with the Raspberry Pi 3 (didn't try with a 2 and a WiFi dongle) and a Mac is easy: Configure your Raspberry Pi to connect your hotspot (I have two different WLAN blocks, one for the WiFi at ...
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Windows 10 WiFi Adapters

The official RPF Dongle uses the Broadcom BCM43143 Chipset. The official dongle will work. If you don't have the official dongle but your dongle is based on the Broadcom BCM43143 chipset it might ...
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How to mirror/cast Windows screens to RPi?

In iOS, the AirPlay mirroring (which I think you're referring to) is built-in, and part of a protocol that Apple built. rPlay is an implentation of that, and isn't officially supported by Apple. ...
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My Windows share will not mount during boot

I was having this problem too (unable to mount Windows shares at boot). I found an option in the Raspberry Pi Configuration tool that fixed my problem. 1) Start X Windows (startx from terminal shell)...
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How can I edit a Raspbian SD card image to use a static IP address within Windows?

Adding to the existing answer. I use a simpler solution to assign static IP for eth0 in Raspbian (Jessie) from Windows. Assuming you want to use use 255.255.255.0 as subnet mask Open your SD card ...
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Can I view/copy the contents of an img file from Windows?

Alternatively, use DiskInternals' Freeware Linux Reader for Windows (as I was unable to figure out how to mount .img files with Paragon's ExtFS for Windows).
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Can I view/copy the contents of an img file from Windows?

It also turns out that 7zip can extract a .img file just like any other archive file: 7z x raspian.img
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gpio library on windows while developing

You can't, RPi.GPIO only works on the Raspberry Pi.
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Windows 10 WiFi Adapters

I can confirm that as of build 10586, the TP-LINK TL-WN725N is now working! Here is the link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008IFXQFU
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Install one Windows (operating system) on 4 Raspberry and with one monitor

Nope. This isn't going to happen. You're describing attempting to run an x86 operating system (Windows) on a cluster of ARM devices. Wrong chipset, with CPUs which are too slow, linked together in non-...
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How do you normally develop for pi on Windows?

But I'm not sure if this is possible. Correct, it isn't. There's no Windows compatible version of the SMBus module.
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Remote controlling Raspberry Pi from Windows

You can use VNC. It's is a graphical desktop sharing system to remotely control another computer. If you have Raspbian Jessie or later, VNC Connect is pre-installed. To enable VNC: Go to your ...
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How do I backup my Raspberry Pi?

Fortunately the Raspberry Pi can create a backup of itself which is independent of the primary OS used to access the Raspberry (Windows, Linux, Mac). dd, tar and rsync are different tools to create ...
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Run Raspbian "Wheezy" in QEMU on Windows

Ok, so I figured it out: I needed to comment out one line in /etc/ld.so.preload file by adding # at the line beginning before starting Raspbian (problems with booting disappeared) and use: qemu-...
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What is windows 10 like for the Pi 2?

You can find out by downloading the IoT Preview (No direct links are allowed during Preview. Please sign up.) You need a Rasbperry Pi2 and atleast a 4GB SD Card. Sign up to Microsoft Connect ...
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SCP File Transfer Between Pi and Windows

When you run scp/pscp/ssh/... on windows, you are connecting to the ssh server running on the pi. To do the opposite, to run these commands on the pi to connect to windows, an ssh server must be ...
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Do You HAVE To Use SDFormatter Before Installing NOOBS?

Perhaps I have been fortunate, but I have had no problems using SD cards that are brand new nor older cards that have been reformatted. Thus, to answer the question as posed, NO you don't HAVE to, ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 Windows 10 IoT UDP Recevie

I sloved the problem! Here is code: public sealed partial class MainPage : Page { DatagramSocket listenerSocket = null; const string port = "8080"; public MainPage() { ...
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