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Right after the recent Windows 7 launch  all over the world, Microsoft has started releasing interesting giveaways to enhance Windows 7 look with themes, screensaver etc. Microsoft has also released an interesting tool to make and create a bootable DVD or USB drive which lets you install Windows 7 on your computer.

Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool is a free utility which lets  create a  bootable copy of your Windows 7 ISO file on a USB flash drive or a DVD. The reason why of this tool is that Microsoft gives you the option, whne you buy Windows 7 from the online store,  to download an ISO file or compressed files. Here is the quick procedure to follow:

  1. Download downloaded Windows 7 ISO from Microsoft Store.
  2. Download (and install, of course) Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool.
  3. Run the tool. A window will appear. Click the Browse button and select the .ISO file.
  4. Now, choose between two options. Copy on a USB flash drive or DVD. Click Next.
  5. After the procedure is completed and the all the file have been copied to your USB pen or DVD, you are done.
  6. At this point in your USB pen or DVD you will find a file called SETUP.EXE. Click it to install Windows 7 on your PC.

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

If you want to know more, visit Microsoft official webpage.

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4 Comments to “How to make a bootable DVD or USB drive to install Windows 7”

  1. Yannick Says:

    I have bought and downloaded windows 7 because someone offered me a winwows xp sp1 which can’t be updated. I’d like to make a bootable dvd in order to erase this XP sp1 and install windows7. When i try to use Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool it requires image mastering api v2. The problem is that image mastering apiv2 can’t work with xp sp1! If you have any idea to help me it would be wonderful. Thanks

  2. MunnuM Says:

    does this required genuine windows 7 or the pirated version will also work with flash drives. I mean the genuine has special feature

  3. Web Talk Says:

    Hi tblount!
    Thanks for your great comments which, as usual, are quite useful and provide a different solution to the issue!

    Thanks again! 🙂

  4. tblount Says:

    Install Win 7 from a bootable 4gb USB drive with 1 click.

    * Download UNetbootin tool (free) from here:

    * Run the tool, and browse to your Windows 7 ISO image file and click OK and
    select the drive letter of your USB. That’s all!

    It takes about 15 minutes to finish. (Remember the boot sequence in your biosmust be set to use the USB first.) Windows installs in about half the time from USB… even the cheap ones read about 25 kb/s …while dvd reads about 5

    This also works on the upgrade version – like students with .edu email address are getting for $30 .. you’ll just need to FIRST put the files in your “expandedsetup” folder into an iso with a program like UltraISO. After you have created the bootable usb with the upgrade version of win 7 you can simply put it into any computer and go to custom install and install to a clean new formatted hard drive with never any sign of an os. You can even edit ei.cfg and tell it to intall the Ultimate version.. but your home pro key will not register the Ultimate version.

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