Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

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  1. NICK ADSL UK

    NICK ADSL UK Administrator

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    When you purchase Windows 7 from Microsoft Store, you have the option to download an ISO file or compressed files. The Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool allows you to create a copy of your Windows 7 ISO file on a USB flash drive or a DVD. To create a bootable DVD or USB flash drive, download the ISO file and then run the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool. Once this is done, you can install Windows 7 directly from the USB flash drive or DVD.

    http://store.microsoft.com/Help/ISO-Tool
     
  2. LockBox

    LockBox Registered Member

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    I mentioned this in another thread and said that I'm surprised Microsoft doesn't have a retail version, off-the-shelf on a flash drive. I'm seeing more programs sold this way to accommodate the proliferation of netbooks. I wouldn't be surprised to see this soon from Microsoft.

    At any rate, the downloadable iso direct from MS is a good move.
     
  3. NormanF

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    What I'm surprised at is Microsoft's insistence on clinging to an outdated delivery system. With broadband, the OS can be downloaded in a few hours from the web with an iso/img package. There is no longer a compelling reason to prevent people from doing their own recording to DVDs/USB thumb drives. They didn't need to wait til this past Thursday to force most people to buy it in brick and mortar stores.
     
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