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Set up a DragonBoard

Get your computer ready for the Windows Developer Program for IoT, set up your DragonBoard and build your first Windows IoT Core app.

1. Set up your PC Hide

Install the DragonBoard Update Tool

  1. Download the DragonBoard Update Tool by selecting the download link appropriate for your PC: x86 or x64
  2. Right click on the downloaded zip file and select extract all. This will create a new folder with the same name as the downloaded zip file.
  3. Open the folder and double click the setup.exe file.
  4. Follow the instructions and when prompted allow the USB driver to install by clicking “install”.
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  6. The installer will create a shortcut to the DragonBoard Update Tool on your desktop and in your start menu, under Qualcomm->DragonBoardUpdate Tool.

Download the DragonBoard Windows 10 IoT Core Image

  1. Download a Windows 10 IoT Core image from our downloads page.
  2. Double click the downloaded ISO file. This will automatically mount the ISO as a new virtual CD-drive. (Look for a new CD-ROM drive)
  3. The mounted virtual drive contains an installer file “Windows_10_IoT_Core_QCDB410C.msi”. Double click the file to start the installation.

    The installer creates a new directory: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft IoT\FFU\QCDB410C\ which contains the DragonBoard410c image file “flash.ffu”.

    Unlike Raspberry Pi 2 or 3 and Minnowboard Max, we will not be applying this FFU to an SD card. Instead, we will use this flash file on the next page.

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  5. Eject the virtual CD-drive when done.

2. Set up your DragonBoard Show

3. Write your first app: Hello, Blinky! Show