I'm currently downloading the file from another source ( Download Windows 7 ISO (Official 32-bit and 64-bit Direct Download Links) » My Digital Life
) since MSDN-AA files have failed me twice already. I'll check the CRC/SHA1 and see how it goes from there.
Do I have to use the MS tool to write the ISO or are other methods of making the USB key fine too? (Such as WinToFlash?)