How to power on a Raspberry Pi for the first time

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  1. Insert a Micro SD card into the Raspberry Pi.
  2. Connect a USB keyboard and USB mouse to Raspberry  Pi.
  3. Connect the Raspberry Pi to a computer monitor or TV using an HDMI cable.
  4. If Internet access is required, connect the Raspberry Pi to a switch using an Ethernet cable.
  5. Connect a micro USB cable to the Raspberry Pi to power up the Rasberry Pi.

The Raspberry Pi will boot, and display a Terminal prompt rasberrypi login with a flashing cursor.

  • The default username is pi.
  • The default password is raspberry.

To switch from the Terminal to the Pi Desktop, type startx and press enter.

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