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.
On the Tool setup wizard click Next.
Click Install to begin the installation.
The tool has been installed successfully. Click Finish.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The bootable USB device has been created successfully. Close the wizard.
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.