Raspberry Pi PiTFT Touchscreen SD Flashing Instructions for Windows

How to Clone GadgetCat Raspberry Pi TFT + Touchscreen image to your SD Card on Windows XP/7.

First, download several files

To install:

1) Unzip the image file using Winrar, following these instructions: http://www.wikihow.com/Extract-a-Gz-File

2) Plug your SD Card into the computer and run the SD Card Formatter. Note: THIS OPERATION ERASES EVERYTHING ON YOUR SD CARD.
1. Set “FORMAT SIZE ADJUSTMENT” to ON in the Options menu.
2. Make sure you have selected the Drive your SD Card is inserted in
3. Click “Format”

3) Run Win32 Disk Imager:
1. You may need to run the utility as Administrator! Right-click on the file, and select ‘Run as Administrator’
2. Select the image file (2014-Feb-07_GC_RasPi_TFT_TS.img) you extracted above.
3. Select the drive letter of the SD card in the device box. Be careful to select the correct drive; if you get the wrong one you can destroy your data on the computer’s hard disk! If you are using an SD Card slot in your computer (if you have one) and can’t see the drive in the Win32DiskImager window, try using a cheap Adapter in a USB slot.
4. Click Write and wait for the write to complete.
5. Exit the imager and eject the SD card.
6. You are now ready to plug the card into your Raspberry Pi. See RPi_Hardware_Basic_Setup for the other things you need.
In Windows, the SD card will appear only to have a fairly small size once written – about 55 to 75 MB. This is because most of the card has a partition that is formatted for the Linux operating system that the Raspberry Pi uses which is not visible in Windows. If you don’t see this small directory with files such as kernel.img then the copy may not have worked correctly.

4) Eject the SD Card from your computer.

5) Making sure that your Raspberry Pi is powered off and unplugged from the USB Power cable, and plug it into your Pi and plug it into your Pi. If your TFT Screen is already set up, the touchscreen screen should be completely black!

6) The image file you’ve installed has already been calibrated using Adafruit’s TFT Touchscreen Guide: http://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-pitft-28-inch-resistive-touchscreen-display-raspberry-pi/touchscreen-install-and-calibrate but if you experience any problems with your touchscreen, you can follow the same guide to calibrate your screen. The guide also shows you how to display images and play videos directly from the screen!

7) If you used an SD Card larger than 4GB and would like to use the rest of your card for your Pi, you’ll need to expand your Raspberry Pi Partition (fuse-ext2) partition so that it will use the extra unallocated space. To do so, first open the LXTerminal program from your Raspberry Pi Desktop.
1. In LXTerminal, type in “sudo raspi-config” (without quotes) and press enter.
2. Select “Expand Filesystem” and press enter.
3. Once the process is complete, you’ll receive a notification that the root partition has been resized and that the filesystem will be enlarged after a reboot.
4. Click “<Ok>” and type use the right arrow key to select “Finish” and press enter.
5. Reboot when prompted. It may take a few seconds for your Raspberry Pi to shutdown so take it easy.

You’re all set! Your Raspberry Pi will reboot back to the desktop and you can then start using it as well as the TFT Touchscreen to your heart’s desire!

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