Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Using The Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool


Using The Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool



[ This article is posted at ElMajdal.Net website :http://elmajdal.net/Win7/Using_The_Windows_7_USB_DVD
_Download_Tool.aspx  ]

My first article for Windows 7 was about Installing Windows 7
 From a USB Stick  , which showed you how to install Windows
 7 from a USB drive instead of wasting DVDs. Well, with the world
 wide release of Windows 7 on the 22nd of October 2009, the
 Microsoft Store  released a new tool and it is called 
Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool. This tool allows 
you to create a copy of your Windows 7 ISO file on a USB flash
 drive or a DVD disc.
Note :
The current version of this tool is : 1.0.24.0
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

Once you have purchase Windows 7 from Microsoft Store and have
 downloaded the Windows 7 ISO file to your hard drive, follow the below
 steps:

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  1. Finally the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool is ready to be
  2.  installed, Click on Instal


  3. Once setup is completed, click on Finish

  4. Double click on the executable file you just downloaded, when prompted to allow running the the file or not, click on Run



    The executable will be installing few component (Image Master
     API v2 for Windows XP and Windows 2003 (KB932716-v2) ) on your machine, click on Install



    The required components will be downloaded



    and then will be installed



    Once installation is done, you will be requested to reboot 
    your machine, click on Click here  to download the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool and save it to your desktop
  5. Yes
The following components were 
successfully installed but a reboot is
 required:
-


  1. Once your computer boots up and you logon to your user account, the
  2.  Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool Setup will automatically start click Next

  3. Accept the terms in the license agreement and then click Next

On your desktop, a new shortcut will be created, double click on it to
 launch the Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool

OK, here we go with our new tool, from its graphical user interface we
 will instantly know that there are four steps required to complete this tool and 
prepare our USB drive with Windows 7, step number one is choosing the ISO file.
 Click on the Browse button,



browse to the path where you have stored your Windows 7 ISO file and
 then click on Open



Now that the ISO file is selected, click Next to go to step two


In Step two, we will need to decide whether we need to copy the Windows 7
 installation files to a DVD disc or a USB stick. Click on your choice. In this article
 I will be creating Windows 7 Installation files on a USB stick, so click on 
USB device

In Step three, If you have not yet attached your USB stick, then plug it to 
your machine and then click on the refresh button 



The plugged in USB drive will be displayed, click on 
Begin copying

Note : 
You need a USB device that is at least 4GB.


  1. Step four will begin, which will be creating our USB device with 
  2. Windows 7 installation files. First it will begin with formatting the 
USB device



Then will be copying Windows 7 setup files to the USB device



Finally, creating the USB device will be completed, c
lick on the
 X button to close the tool.




If you open My Computer, you will notice that your USB drive icon is 
now different and it looks like as if it were a DVD drive, with 
Windows 7 Installation files inside it



Double click on the USB device to open it, and then double click 
on setup.exe to run Windows 7 Installation






Click on Install now and follow the wizard to upgrade to 
Windows 7. If you want, check my other articles which 
cover the steps of upgrading to Windows 7.