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Writing OctoPrint to SD Card

Quick How-To using a Windows 10 Computer

Simply put, you need to download a third party application to write the OctoPi image to an SD Card. I suggest Etcher for this

Download Etcher from
Install Etcher onto your Windows 10 computer
Download the OctoPrint image from to your local hard drive on your Windows 10 computer
Unzip the OctoPrint image once the download finishes
Plug your SD Card into the Windows 10 Computer
Open balenaEtcher
Click Select Image
Select your OctoPrint***.img file
Your SD Card should be automatically found and selected by Etcher
Click Flash
The image will now be written to the SD Card
When the image has completed writing you will see the message Flash Complete!
You can now insert the OctoPrint SD Card into the Raspberry Pi and fire it up

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Hardware that I use:
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

Western Digital 500GB WD_Black SN750 NVMe

Plugable USB C to M.2 NVMe Tool-free Enclosure