Windows 7 USB DVD download tool

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In this post we will take a look about a tool called Windows 7 USB DVD download tool. Well there are lot of third party utilities which can burn the Windows 7 ISO file (An ISO file combines all the Windows 7 installation files into a single uncompressed file.) to a USB device or to a DVD and make them bootable too. There is one good tool named Windows 7 USB DVD download tool which is by Microsoft and it works well when you are in need to burning Windows 7 .ISO file to a USB device. With Windows 7 USB DVD download tool you can install Windows 7 onto your computer directly from the USB flash drive or DVD. The advantage of  following this process and creating bootable media is that it allows you to install Windows 7 without having to first run an existing operating system on your machine. If you change the boot order of drives in your computer’s BIOS, you can run the Windows 7 installation directly from your USB flash drive or from a DVD when you first turn your computer on. Let’s see how we can do it.

Windows 7 USB DVD download tool

I have the Windows 7 ISO file with me and I have a USB device (pen drive- 16 GB) with me. Connect the USB device to your computer. You can download the Windows 7 USB DVD download tool by clicking here.

NOTE – You need to be an administrator on the computer you are installing the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool on. The tool requires the Microsoft .NET Framework version 2.0 or higher.

System requirements – Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit), Pentium 233-megahertz (MHz) processor or faster (300 MHz is recommended) 50MB of free space on your hard drive DVD-R drive or 4GB removable USB flash drive.

After you download the tool, right click and click Open.

Windows 7 USB download tool

On the Tool setup wizard click Next.

Windows 7 USB download tool

Click Install to begin the installation.

Windows 7 USB download tool

 

The tool has been installed successfully. Click Finish.

Windows 7 USB download tool

You will find an icon on the desktop named Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool. Double click the icon to launch the Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool. The first step is to choose the ISO file, click on Browse and select the ISO file. Click Next.

Windows 7 USB download tool

The second step is to Choose media type. The tool allows you to select either USB device or a DVD to create Windows 7 backup. We will choose USB device in this example.

Windows 7 USB download tool

Make sure that you have connected a USB device to the system and it is being recognized by the operating system. The tool scans for USB devices, if the correct USB device is selected then click on Begin copying.

Windows 7 USB download tool

The tool copies the contents of the ISO file to the USB device and creates a bootable USB device. Wait for the process to complete.

Windows 7 USB download tool

The bootable USB device has been created successfully. Close the wizard.

Windows 7 USB download tool

On the machine where you want to deploy Windows 7, plug the USB device and in the BIOS settings choose to boot from the USB device and you are done. The windows 7 will be installed from a USB device.

  • Arshad Husain

    @ Prajwal
    Thank You for the Post.
    Best Regards,
    Arshad

  • vonpelz

    Nice, I also use this handy tool whenever I need to deploy Windows from USB. One thing that I’ve encountered though is that the tool sometimes fails to format the USB properly (can’t remember the exact error). In this case you have to format it manually using diskpart:

    diskpart
    list disk
    select disk #
    clean
    create partition primary
    select partition 1
    active
    format quick fs=fat32
    assign
    exit

    After this the copying to USB should function without a hitch.
    ps. FAT32 is compatible with all systems and is faster than NTFS in my experience. But if you have a newer system I suggest you try exFAT instead. I have found it to be many times faster than both FAT32 and NTFS (at least when capturing image to USB).