Thank you so much for the quick replies. I didn't have a chance to work on this since I posted, but now I am getting started. I purchased a 4GB USB flash drive to put the files on and I purchased Windows 7 from the Microsoft site with the student discount. I was given an ISO.exe file and a .exe file from which I was told I could download one or the other or both. I downloaded both.
Now I am working on backing up my computer and I am trying to create the bootable USB. I downloaded the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool, but when I try to browse for the needed ISO file nothing shows up. I'm thinking that is because the file I was given is ISO.exe, but I'm not sure and since I know little about this I don't want to do anything without double checking. Do I need to change that file and, if so, how do I go about doing that?