New version of Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

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  1. fjgold

    fjgold New Member

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    Hi Folks, MS just recently re-released their "improved" GUI tool to create a USB flash installer for Win 7 all versions.
    As you may or may not know their original release was found to be in violation of the GNU General Public License v2 (GPLv2)
    and they removed it from the MS store because of that.

    This new version is in compliance with GPLv2 and the source code is available.

    Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool Released Under GPLv2 - Port 25: The Open Source Community at Microsoft

    There are live links to the D/L site and the source code site.

    I tried the new version (installed on both XP and Win 7 HP) and it worked flawlessly.
    Created a USB flash installer in less than 10 minutes from Win 7 .iso file.
    It also has an option to create a DVD installer as well.

    It won't work from the DVD installer but there are many tools available to convert a Win 7 DVD to an .iso file.
    If you bought your copy of Win 7 online it will be in an .iso form.

    The one I use is called ISO Recorder v 2 and is a Windows Power Tool.

    ISO Recorder v 2

    If you purchased the student version of Win 7 from Digital River it will not be an .iso but the individual files that need to be made into an .iso to use Windows 7 USB/DVD Download installer.
    ISO Recorder can do that as well.

    This tool is very easy to use and does a great job converting a disk or files to an .iso file.

    BTW Terry, I know you believe MS ripped this tool off from the open source "Unetbootin" and that may be so but it is designed
    to do one thing and it does it well. :D
    #1 fjgold, Dec 17, 2009
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2009

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