Minnowboard Max Win10IOT Embedded Enterprise - No GPIO controller RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a Minnowboard max with Windows 10 Embedded IOT Enterprise.  I cannot seem to access the GPIO and probably SPI etc.  I've installed VS2015 Community directly on the Minnowboard and added all packages needed to build the "blinky" application.  However, I'm getting the message on display "There is no GPIO controller on this device" beneath an un-flashing circle.  I believe it is built correctly for X86, Developer mode is enabled, its a universal app with reference to the SDK IOT Extensions. I've even added reference to Desktop Extensions.

    I've seen a post indicating that ONLY the IOT core has GPIO functionality NOT the desktop versions!  Can anyone confirm that this is true? 

    If so, how can I get access to GPIO & SPI?? My entire project depends upon it.


    Thursday, October 8, 2015 6:33 PM


  • Hi Steve,

    Can you please confirm what image you are using? 

    • Enterprise = Full Desktop
    • IoT Core = IoT Specific build with GPIO support.

    To get the IoT Core image, follow the steps at WindowsOnDevices.Com.



    Thursday, October 8, 2015 6:49 PM