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This guide shows you how to install an Operating System on a Raspberry Pi 4. The one I chose for this guide is Ubuntu Desktop 20.10 64-BIT, so if you are installing that, you can follow along easily. If you are wondering which hardware I used, the exact items are linked at the bottom

On a Windows computer
Insert your SD Card into the Windows computer
Open a web browser
Navigate to
Download the Raspberry Pi Imager

Once it is downloaded, double the imager.exe file
Select Yes
Click Install
Checkmark Run Raspberry Pi Imager
Click Finish

Now that the Raspberry Pi Imager is running
Click Choose OS
Scroll down and select UBUNTU
On the next Screen select Ubuntu Desktop 20.10 (RPi 4/400)
Click Choose SD
Select your SD Card
Click Write
All existing data …. will be erased. Are you sure you want to continue?
Click Yes
Data is written to the SD Card
The data is automatically verified after it is written
Once it finishes you will see the message that “you can now remove the SD card from the reader”
Remove the card
Click Continue

Now back on the Raspberry Pi
Plug in network cable
Connect the keyboard
Plug in a mouse
Connect the HDMI cable
Install the Micro SD card you just made (up above)
Plug in the power (Last step)

The Raspberry Pi installation begins
Select English
Click Continue
Select Keyboard Layout
Click Continue
Place a dot next to Connect to this network
Select Wireless Network
Click Connect
Enter your Wireless Password
Click Connect
Select Continue
Choose Time zone
Click Continue
Enter your Name, Password and other info
Click Continue
The Operating System installs now
Once it is installed your Raspberry Pi will reboot automatically
Your Desktop will appear and you are done

Your Raspberry Pi 4 is setup with the Ubuntu Desktop 20.10

Hardware I used:
Raspberry Pi 4 (4gb)

SanDisk 32GB Ultra microSDHC UHS-I Memory Card with Adapter

CanaKit 3.5A Raspberry Pi 4 Power Supply (USB-C)

CanaKit Raspberry Pi 4 Micro HDMI Cable – 6 Feet

SanDisk MobileMate USB 3.0 microSD Card Reader (Only needed if you dont have a Micro SD Reader/Writer slot in your computer)

Thanks for Reading!