How to backup Windows 7 ISO?
– You can backup Windows 7 ISO file to a USB flash drive or a DVD with the free “Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool“. You must have already known that Windows 7 is available as an ISO file, when you buy it online from the Microsoft Store. If you choose to download Windows 7 ISO file, you may have to copy the downloaded ISO file to a USB or DVD and create a bootable installer.
Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool is a useful freeware from Microsoft to create a copy of your Windows 7 ISO file on a USB flash drive or a DVD. Here is how you download and install this freeware.
What is the need for Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool?
The Windows 7 ISO file contains all the installation files combined into a single uncompressed file. When you download the ISO file, you need to copy it to some medium and create an installer, before you install Windows 7. This tool allows you to copy the ISO file to a USB flash drive or a DVD and create an installer. To install Windows 7 from your USB flash drive or DVD, insert the USB flash drive into the USB port or insert the DVD into the DVD drive of the computer and run the set up file (i.e. “Setup.exe”) from the root folder of the respective drives.
It is important to remember that you cannot install Windows 7 from the ISO file, until you copy it to a USB flash drive or DVD and create a bootable Windows 7 installer.
How to download and install Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool?
- 1. Download the free Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool.
- 2. When you are prompted to either save the file to disk or run it, choose “Run”.
- 3. Follow the steps outlined in the setup dialogs. You will have the option to specify the location for installing the tool and to create shortcuts on the Start Menu or Windows Desktop.
That is all! However, do remember that to install this free software on your PC, you must have logged in as an administrator of the PC. Like most other Microsoft tools, Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool requires .NET Framework on the PC. You must have .NET Framework 2.0 or higher installed on the PC.
The tool can be installed on Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit), Windows Vista or Windows XP. It is recommended to install it on a PC with Pentium 233-megahertz (MHz) processor or faster. You must also have a DVD-R or a 4GB removable USB flash drive to copy the the Windows 7 ISO file to it.
How to copy Windows 7 ISO File?
- After installing the program, open it from the All Programs list in Windows.
- In the text box labeled “Source File”, type the full path to your Windows 7 ISO file, or click Browse and select the Windows 7 ISO file through the Open dialog box.
- Select USB to create a windows 7 USB Installer and DVD to create a copy on the DVD disk and click “Next”.
- If you are copying the file to a USB flash drive, select the USB device from the drop-down list and click “Begin copying“. If you are copying the file to a DVD, click “Begin burning“.
The freeware creates a bootable copy of the ISO file, thereby making it easy to install Windows 7 without having to first run an existing operating system on your computer. 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 DVD, when you turn on the computer.
With the free tool, you may copy the ISO file to a disc, USB flash drive or any other media as a backup. After installing Windows 7, you will be asked to accept the license terms. After you accept it, you may make backup a copy of the software. This can later be used for reinstalling Windows 7 on the licensed computer.
Download Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool and backup Windows 7 ISO.