(Re-)Format SD Card on Windows

The official SD Card Formatter recommended for installing NOOBS is unable to format an SD card with a previous NOOBS installation (despite its impressive and slightly scary version number of You can, however, use Windows’ own diskpart.exe utility to wipe the SD card:

DISKPART> list disk

Find the disk number N of the SD card.

DISKPART> select disk N
DISKPART> detail disk

Verify the disk size to be absolute sure you’ve selected the right disk!


Now the SD Card Formatter will accept the card. Maybe version will be able  to format SD cards even with existing partitions :-)

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