satimis wrote: ↑
Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:52 pm
A further question.
For installing MS Windows I need to download NOOBS on;
download the package according to the desktop pc which we'll use to write the image
The Unarchiver (Mac)
Then write the image on the microSD card according to following link;
Installing operating system images using Windows
https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentati ... windows.md
After finish plugin the microSD card on Raspberry Pi and the USB stick with MS Windows OS image loaded.
Then boot up NOOBS and install MS Windows on the microSD card.
If I'm wrong please advise me.
You are confusing 2 different OS install methods.
With the NOOBs method you download the NOObs file then unzip it. Then drag and drop the files and folders to the root level of a properly formatted the SD card.
Then boot the SD card in the RPi. The NOOBS installer will then ask which OS you want to install. The recommended OS is Raspbian. You must have an Internet connection to install any OS other than Raspbian.
With the standalone (Raspbian) method you use the special installer software Etcher to install the image. If Etcher is used then it will unzip AND write the image to the SD card. If other software is used such as Win32diskimager then you must first unzip the image before writing. When written to the SD card. Just boot it in the RPi and you are done.
Once installed the Raspbian or other OS are the same with either method.
You mentioned Windows OS. Only Windows IOT can be installed on a RPi. If you don't know what Windows IOT is about then don't install it, it will be useless to you. Windows IOT is NOT the same OS that you might be using on a desktop or laptop computer and standard Windows applications such as MS Office can NOT be used in Windows IOT.
Windows IOT can be installed by either NOOBs or stand alone method.
There are detailed instruction links on the download pages. NOOBs or standalone.
Unless specified otherwise my response is based on the latest and fully updated Raspbian Buster w/ Desktop OS.