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Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

How to Get and Use the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool
Published by Darryl Licht
24 Oct 2009
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How to Get and Use the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool



Introduction
information   Information
If you would like to burn your downloaded or converted .iso image to a DVD or create a bootable USB flash drive, this free Microsoft utility is for you.

In very little time this can be accomplished by even a novice, and in this tutorial I'm gonna show you how. I have seperated this tutorial into 2 sections: Part 1 covers how to burn a bootable DVD and Part 2 is on creating a bootable flash drive.

This is primarily going to be useful to XP and Vista users who do not have .iso burning software installed on their current HDD and wish to perform a clean install.
Note   Note
The Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool does not support using Windows XP .iso files.

If you do not have a Windows 7 with SP1 ISO, then you can download the latest official Windows 7 with SP1 ISO file here:

Microsoft: Windows 7 Direct Download Links


warning   Warning
The Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool does not work with UEFI.

To create a 64-bit Windows 7 or Windows 8 UEFI USB flash drive, see:

How to Create a Bootable UEFI USB Flash Drive for Installing Windows 7 and Windows 8







Here's How:

First visit the MS Store Website to download and install the Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool.

Note   Note
If the download links are broken at the sites below, then you can click on the blue Download button below to directly download an official copy of the Windows7-USB-DVD-tool.exe file below from here instead.

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After you have successfully downloaded and installed the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool, you should see its icon on your desktop. Double click to start the program.
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PART 1 - How to Burn a bootable Windows 7 DVD

1) After you run the Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool, you will see the Step 1 of 4 dialog box. Here you will navigate to the location of your .iso file by clicking the Browse button. Once you have successfully located your iso file click Next to continue to step 2.
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2) In step 2 of 4 you are given the choice of making a bootable DVD or a bootable USB flash. In this first section of my tutorial I show you how to burn a bootable DVD. So click DVD if that is what you want.
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3) Make sure you have a blank DVD in your optical drive, or you may see this message.
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4) Once you have inserted a blank DVD you will see the folowing screen, click Begin burning to continue.
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5) Once the burn starts, you should see the progress bar here at Step 4 of 4. Remember the amount of time it takes to complete the burn depends on many factors... be patient.
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6) If all you wanted was a bootable DVD, you are finished when you see the image below, close the program or start over if you wish to make a 2nd copy.
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PART 2 - How to create a bootable Windows 7 USB Flash Drive


warning   Warning
You need a USB flash drive with at least 4GB of free space, and the flash drive will be formattted to NTFS! So backup your data before creating this bootable USB, or you will lose all your data!


Follow the instructions in the Introduction at the beginning of tutorial and download and install the tool. The installation will add the program shortcut to your desktop, just double click to start.

1) After you launch the app, you will see the Step 1 of 4 dialog box. Here you will navigate to the location of your .iso file by clicking the Browse button. Once you have successfully located your iso file click Next to continue to step 2.
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2) In step 2 of 4 you are given the choice of making a bootable DVD or a bootable USB flash. Here in Part 2 of my tutorial I show you how to create a bootable USB Flash Drive. So click USB device if that is what you want.
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3) Here in step 3 of 4 you will select the USB flash drive of your choice by using the drop down list arrow. Once you have chosen the correct Drive, click the Begin copying button.
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4) Here in step 4 of 4: Creating bootable USB device, you should see the progress bar move across the screen. As always your speed depends on many factors, have patience!
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5) Once completed you should see the following dialog box.
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I found it interesting that the USB device icon in "Computer" now looks identical to that of the DVD!
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Here are the contents of the USB device after completion...
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I hope this helps out some of you who are "stuck" when it comes to burning an iso to DVD or creating a bootable USB device.

Thanks!















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25 Oct 2009   #1
BFG

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

Nice that there's a tool now. I made a bootable USB the other day with a combination of diskpart and using the boot tool in the boot folder of the install


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27 Oct 2009   #2
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Thanks BFG... its so easy to use, just like everything I've done with Windows 7!
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28 Oct 2009   #3
bluemoon4ever

windows 7 RTM
 
 

question. what if you dont have an ISO file, either like me you have the Files expanded onto your hard disk, or burned onto a Boot DVD?

is it possible to rebuild the ISO from either a Boot DVD or from the Expanded files on my hard drive?

thanks in advance

Edit: answered my own question lol. did a search on this lovely forum and found just what i was looking for .... VLite does the trick

double edit: after compiling the ISO using Vlite i ran the MS USB/DVD tool and it tells me that "The Selected file not a valid ISO file". I opened the ISO in UltraISO and it tells me that its Boot CD/DVD so i cant understand why its not a valid ISO, unless MS have fixed it so that i only recognises FULL and Complete ISO's with nothing Added or taken out?

anybody else have a problem with this?
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28 Oct 2009   #4
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bluemoon4ever View Post
question. what if you dont have an ISO file, either like me you have the Files expanded onto your hard disk, or burned onto a Boot DVD?

is it possible to rebuild the ISO from either a Boot DVD or from the Expanded files on my hard drive?

thanks in advance

Edit: answered my own question lol. did a search on this lovely forum and found just what i was looking for .... VLite does the trick

double edit: after compiling the ISO using Vlite i ran the MS USB/DVD tool and it tells me that "The Selected file not a valid ISO file". I opened the ISO in UltraISO and it tells me that its Boot CD/DVD so i cant understand why its not a valid ISO, unless MS have fixed it so that i only recognises FULL and Complete ISO's with nothing Added or taken out?

anybody else have a problem with this?
Bluemoon:

I am assuming you have the student DL from Digital River? If yes, try these instructions here: Make bootable iso from student d/l They worked like a champ for me! ...and dont forget to rep SIW2 if it works for you!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Oct 2009   #5
bluemoon4ever

windows 7 RTM
 
 

nope not using a student release .. using windows RTM
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Oct 2009   #6
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Great tutorial,

I've just added it to the Tutorial quick reference list for Installing Windows 7 sticky thread in Installation & Setup forum.

Good information.

Thanks
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Oct 2009   #7
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bluemoon4ever View Post
nope not using a student release .. using windows RTM
Bluemoon:

Good beer btw! I'm sorry I misread/misunderstood your first post... so you have DVD and you want to make a backup iso of it.

There are many CD/DVD burning apps that will let you like Nero, but it is not easiest app to figure out... so many use ISO Recorder or MagicIso to do that.

Hope that helps!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Oct 2009   #8
bluemoon4ever

windows 7 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darryl Licht View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bluemoon4ever View Post
nope not using a student release .. using windows RTM
Bluemoon:

Good beer btw! I'm sorry I misread/misunderstood your first post... so you have DVD and you want to make a backup iso of it.

There are many CD/DVD burning apps that will let you like Nero, but it is not easiest app to figure out... so many use ISO Recorder or MagicIso to do that.

Hope that helps!
lol i know how to make a DVD, its that i fancied making an ISO so that i could use the Microsoft program on this thread to make a USB boot WIndows 7 installation disk. Its not a big deal as i already have the dvd and files on hard disk. Just wondered why it didnt work for me that all.
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29 Oct 2009   #9
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bluemoon4ever View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darryl Licht View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bluemoon4ever View Post
nope not using a student release .. using windows RTM
Bluemoon:

Good beer btw! I'm sorry I misread/misunderstood your first post... so you have DVD and you want to make a backup iso of it.

There are many CD/DVD burning apps that will let you like Nero, but it is not easiest app to figure out... so many use ISO Recorder or MagicIso to do that.

Hope that helps!

lol i know how to make a DVD, its that i fancied making an ISO so that i could use the Microsoft program on this thread to make a USB boot WIndows 7 installation disk. Its not a big deal as i already have the dvd and files on hard disk. Just wondered why it didnt work for me that all.
Blue:

Please re-read my post... The 2 apps I linked to are for creating an iso from the CD or DVD!
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