We earlier covered an article on how to make bootable Windows 7 USB installer.This article is on another free tool from Microsoft for creating a bootable Windows 7 DVD or USB disk.
If you aren’t on Windows 7 yet, then you are missing out on the latest and greatest windows operating system from Microsoft. We earlier told you about the free Windows 7 upgrade offer from Microsoft.We also told you that students and the academic community worldwide can get free Windows 7 and other Microsoft products by registering their schools and colleges in MSDN AA – MSDN Academic Alliance.Even otherwise, you can still go ahead and buy Windows 7 as it is worth the money you spend.
Since Windows 7 is available as an ISO, you can buy and download it as an ISO. You can create a bootable Windows 7 DVD or USB by following the steps outlined below.You can thus backup Windows 7 ISO file, and use it for re-installation.
Download and Install Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool
As a first step, download and install the “Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool” from Microsoft.
- 1. Download the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool installation file from here
- 2. When you are prompted to either save the file to disk or run it, choose “Run”.
- 3. Follow the steps in the setup dialogs. You will have the option to specify where to install the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool and whether to create shortcuts on your “Start” Menu or Windows Desktop.
Note that to install Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool 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 installed on the PC. The PC should have .NET Framework 2.0 or higher.
The Tool can be installed on Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit), Windows Vista or Windows XP. It is recommended to have Pentium 233-megahertz (MHz) processor or faster. You also need a DVD-R drive or 4GB removable USB flash drive to make a bootable Windows DVD or USB disk from the ISO file.
How to make bootable Windows 7 DVD or USB disk?
After installing the freeware, run the tool and click “Browse” to select the source file i.e. the Windows 7 ISO file, from which you want to create the bootable Windows 7 DVD or USB.
Next, choose the media where you want to backup the Windows 7 ISO file i.e. a DVD or a USB Device.If you are copying the Windows 7 ISO file to a USB flash drive, select your USB device in the drop-down list and click Begin copying. If you are copying it to a DVD, click Begin burning.
After completion, the tool creates a bootable Windows 7 DVD or USB Installer, thereby making it easy to install Windows 7 on any PC.
However, to install Windows 7 directly from the DVD or USB, make sure your motherboard supports booting from USB (if you use a USB device) and your computer is set to boot from USB or DVD in BIOS.
That is all! Now go ahead and make bootable Windows 7 DVD/USB.
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