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pCP Team 5 November 2020 pCP 6.1.0 Setup • How to

USBImager is a really really simple GUI application that writes compressed disk images to USB drives and creates backups. Available platforms: Windows, MacOSX and Linux. Its interface is as simple as it gets, totally bloat-free.

Step 1

Insert SD card into PC.

Step 2

Click [Cancel] if prompted to format disk.

Never format the SD card even if prompted.

Windows Format Drive


Depending on software loaded on your PC, you may be get a series of messages when you plug your SD card in.

  • Ignore formatting requests.
  • Ignore anti-virus warnings.
  • Ignore requests to do backups.
Step 3

Note the new drive letter that has been created (ie. D:).

Step 4

Click [USBImager].

USBImager - Blank

Step 5

Select Image File (ie. piCorePlayer6.1.0.img).

Win32 Disk Imager - Image File

Step 6

Set Device to your SD card (ie. D:).

Ensure you have your SD card selected. You can accidentally overwrite USB drive!

Win32 Disk Imager - Device

Step 7

Ensure Target Device is correct.
Ensure Target Device label is correct.

Write data on “Image file” to “Device”.

Click [Write].

Win32 Disk Imager - Write

Step 8

In progress.

Win32 Disk Imager - In Progress

Step 9

Writing should take about 14 seconds.

Exact time will depend on SD card quality.

Win32 Disk Imager - Complete

Step 10

Click [X] to exit program.

Win32 Disk Imager - Exit

Step 11

Click [Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media].

Step 12

Click [Eject SD Card].

Win32 Disk Imager - Eject SD card

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