I used the following guidance, from this thread: viewtopic.php?f=91&t=168642
by Martin Frezman » Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:00 pm
Here's the simple answer.
On windows, insert the card into whatever slot you are using (either something on the main system or in a USB slot). Figure out, using whatever tools you are comfortable with, what drive letter the SD card is (will usually be something like F:) Below, I will assume it is F:.
Press Windows Key and r at the same time. At the "Run" prompt, enter "cmd" (without the quotes) and hit enter.
At the C> prompt (or whatever it is), type "dir F:" and hit enter.
You will see a bunch of files.
At the C> prompt, type: "echo.>F:\ssh" and hit enter.
Now do whatever it takes to "safely remove" the SD card from the Windows machine.
Take the card and boot it on the Pi.
Trust me; I know what I'm doing. If you don't understand a post of mine (and I do frequently write cryptically), you may want to read more closely rather than assume it makes no sense.
I'm now in touch with my Pi.