Microsoft finally open sources Windows 7 tool
Microsoft has finally open sourced its Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool, which it pulled from its servers over reports that it violated the GNU General Public License (GPL).
By Emil Protalinski
Last updated December 9, 2009 7:15 PM
Microsoft has open sourced the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool (WUDT) by releasing it under the GPLv2 license. The code is now available on CodePlex, Microsoft's Open Source software project hosting repository, over at wudt.codeplex.com
. The actual installer for the tool is now again available for download at the Microsoft Store
- .NET Framework: WUDT is written in C# which requires the Microsoft .NET Framework to run.
- IMAPI: the tool uses IMAPI to burn DVDs.
- Bootsect.exe: this is part of the Windows 7 bits (found in \boot\) and allows a USB device to be marked as bootable.