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Windows 7: Problem with Win7 USB Download Tool


16 Jun 2011   #1

Win 7 x64
 
 
Problem with Win7 USB Download Tool

I downloaded the Windows 7 USB Download Tool and a current Windows 7 ISO from Technet. When I use the tool to load Win Install onto my USB stick, I get an error that says my ISO is not a valid ISO file. I burned the ISO file to a DVD-RW disc and it works fine. Is there a bug or known problem with the Download Tool?

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16 Jun 2011   #2

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16 Jun 2011   #3

win8pro 32 bit win 7Ulitmate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by donnyb View Post
I downloaded the Windows 7 USB Download Tool and a current Windows 7 ISO from Technet. When I use the tool to load Win Install onto my USB stick, I get an error that says my ISO is not a valid ISO file. I burned the ISO file to a DVD-RW disc and it works fine. Is there a bug or known problem with the Download Tool?
did you use the usb download tool to burn it to the dvd or another iso burning tool'

it worked fine for me on a iso downloaded from technet
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16 Jun 2011   #4

Win 7 x64
 
 

I may have my own answer. I didn't mention that I tried this using my laptop computer which is an XP machine. Is it possible that this only works on a Windows 7 computer?

BTW, I also tried to use the command prompt method (on my XP laptop) and list disk could not find any USB stick. I tried a few to see if I had a bad stick, but it could not find any of them. Again, maybe this is a problem with XP?
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16 Jun 2011   #5

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16 Jun 2011   #6

Win 7 x64
 
 

I will try that. Is everything else the same?
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16 Jun 2011   #7

win8pro 32 bit win 7Ulitmate 32 bit
 
 

Troubleshooting Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool

The following tips might help if you run into a problem using the Microsoft ISO Backup Tool.
The tool is requesting that I install the .NET Framework and Image Mastering API before I can install the tool
For users running on Windows XP, you must install the .NET Framework v2 and the Image Mastering API v2 before installing the tool. You can download .NET framework here and you can download the Image Mastering API here.
Please note that a restart may be required after installing the .NET framework and the Image Mastering API



from this site
Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool
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16 Jun 2011   #8
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The Windows 7 Download tool is known to be fussy about the ISO, enough so that I recommend using ImgBurn at 4x for DVD's and this handy tool for writing to flash stick: Universal USB Installer – Easy as 1 2 3 | USB Pen Drive Linux
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16 Jun 2011   #9

win8pro 32 bit win 7Ulitmate 32 bit
 
 

i have never used the Windows 7 usb/dvd download tool before now ,and using 2 different usb drive i made 1,
Windows 7 Enterprise and 1 Windows 7 home premium ,no problems what so ever
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18 Jun 2011   #10

Win 7 x64
 
 

Gregrocker - the Imageburn and Universal USB Installer worked like a charm. Thanks.
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