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16 Nov 2009   #
Zidane24

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Looks like MS got rid of this tool?

I was looking for it to mount the ISO into a bootable flash drive, but it looks like they took it down...

The tool link was taken down because of this:

Microsoft Pulls Windows 7 Download Tool - Reviews by PC Magazine

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Microsoft has pulled a tool that is designed to help users with existing Windows XP installations on their netbooks. The Windows USB/DVD Tool was pulled "because there were several concerns brought to Microsoft's attention," a Microsoft spokesman said in an email. "They took it down to investigate the claims."
As the name suggests, the tool allows a downloaded version of Windows 7 from Microsoft's online store or its MSDN subscription service to be copied onto either a USB key or DVD. The former option is especially useful for those users that lack a DVD drive.
Blogger Rafael Rivera Jr. had provided comparisons between the Microsoft tool and the CodePlex ImageMaster tool.
"While poking through the UDF-related internals of the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool, I had a weird feeling there was just wayyyyyyyyy too much code in there for such a simple tool" Rivera wrote. "A simple search of some method names and properties, gleaned from Reflector's output, revealed the source code was obviously lifted from the CodePlex-hosted (yikes) GPLv2-licensed ImageMaster project."
The Microsoft spokesman did not confirm or deny that code had been used from the CodePlex tool, which was hosted under a GPLv2 license. That license allows the source code to be distributed as an executable, either with the source code attached or an offer to provide it, if asked.
However, they should be reposting the download link as well as the source code:

Update on the Windows 7 USB/DVD Tool - Port 25: The Open Source Community at Microsoft

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Update on the Windows 7 USB/DVD Tool by Peter Galli on November 13, 2009 11:24AM

As you've likely read and as was originally reported here, we've been investigating a report that the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool, might contain GPLv2 code. The WUDT is a free tool that was offered by the Microsoft Store and which enabled customers to create bootable USB drives or DVD backup media from the electronic software (ESD) edition of Windows 7 that comes in an ISO format.
After looking at the code in question, we are now able to confirm this was indeed the case, although it was not intentional on our part. While we had contracted with a third party to create the tool, we share responsibility as we did not catch it as part of our code review process. We have furthermore conducted a review of other code provided through the Microsoft Store and this was the only incident of this sort we could find.
When it comes to our attention that a Microsoft component contains third party code, our aim is to be respectful of the terms under which that code is being shared. As a result, we will be making the source code as well as binaries for this tool available next week under the terms of the General Public License v2 as described here, and are also taking measures to apply what we have learned from this experience for future code reviews we perform.
We apologize to our customers for any inconvenience this has caused.

This is not the only thing Rafael has caught MS on along with Paul Thurott...

Rafael is becoming a thorn in their side
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