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whe n you purchase Microsoft Windows 7 from Microsoft Store. An ISO file combines all the Windows 7 installation files into a single uncompressed file. However. The advantage to following this process and creating bootable media is that it a llows you to install Windows 7 without having to first run an existing operating . If you choose to download an ISO file (so that you can create a bootable file fr om a DVD or USB flash drive). you have the option of using Download Manager or downloading from your browser. you must copy the file onto a USB flash dr ive or a DVD to install Windows 7. Note: When you download the ISO file. and then run Setup.exe from the root folder on the drive.o o o o o o o + File Download Formats + Removing Downloadable Software Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool + Overview + Installation + Usage + FAQ + Troubleshooting Download Manager + System Requirements + Downloading Files + Download Manager Settings + Troubleshooting the Download Manager Returns + Refunds + Return/Exchange Policy + Return Process + Preorder return + Upgrade Option and Returns + Start a Return + Status of a Return Technical Support + Microsoft Signature PC Support + Xbox Support + Windows Support + Office Support + Zune Support + Windows Phone & Device Support + Repairs + Extended Service Plans FAQ Contact Us Legal Policies + Term of Use + Terms of Sale + Privacy Statement + End User License Agreements + Subscription Auto-Renewal Policy Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool Overview When you choose to download most software from the Microsoft Store. After you do this. inser t the USB flash drive into your USB port or insert your DVD into your DVD drive. run the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool. copy your Windows 7 ISO file onto your media and. you have an additional choice to make: whether to download a collection of compressed files or to downl oad an ISO file. When you're ready to install Windows 7. you can install Wind ows 7 onto your computer directly from the USB flash drive or DVD.
You'll have the option to specify w here to install the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool. (Please see the documenta tion for your computer for information about how to change the BIOS boot order o f drives. Windows Vista. The l icense terms for Windows 7 permit you to make one copy of the software as a back -up copy for re-installation on the licensed computer. System Requirements * Windows XP SP2. * Microsoft Image Mastering API v2 must be installed. Follow the steps in the setup dialogs. you can go to your Download Purchase History in your Microsoft Store account and access the download there. Note: You need to be an administrator on the computer you are installing the Win dows 7 USB/DVD Download tool on. the copy of the I SO file counts as your one back-up copy. you can run the Windows 7 installation directly from your USB flash dri ve or from a DVD when you first turn your computer on. The tool requires the Microsoft . If you have purchased Windows 7 but have not yet downloaded the ISO file.NET Framework version 2. or other media. If you do not delete your copy of the ISO file after installing the Windows 7 software. Installation To install the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool: 1. 3. If you change the boot order of drives in your computer 's BIOS. choose Ru n. make sure you have already p urchased the Windows 7 ISO download from Microsoft Store and have downloaded the Windows 7 ISO file to your hard drive. Click to open the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool installation file.NET Framework 2. 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 For Windows XP Users The following applications must be installed prior to installing the tool: * Microsoft . * After you ve installed the software and accepted the license terms that acco mpany the software. Using the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool Before you run the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool. those license terms apply to your use of the software. 2. USB flash drive.) Copies * To install the software. When you are prompted to either save the file to disk or run it.system on your machine. you may make one copy of the ISO file on a disc. It can be downloaded h ere.0 must be installed.0 or higher. It can be downloaded here. If you need to download the software again. you can download the file from your Microsoft .
0? The . but this is not recommended.NET Framework 2. type the name and path of your Windows 7 ISO file. In the Source File box. or click Browse and select the file from the Open dialog box. Can I backup to an iPod. Frequently Asked Questions The following are frequently asked questions about using the Windows 7 USB/DVD D ownload Tool: Where can I download .NET framework can be downloaded here. 4.Store Account. * The device must be formatted in order for the device to be bootable. A dedicated USB flash drive would be a better option. If you are copying the file up to a DVD. When your Windows 7 ISO file is copied onto your chosen media. camera. Does the tool support dual-layer DVD discs for burning? . select your USB device i n the drop-down list and click Begin copying. and then double-cl ick Setup. install Windows 7 by moving to the root folder of your DVD or USB flash drive. What size USB flash drive is required? You need a USB flash drive with a minimum of 4 GB of free space.exe.0? The Image Mastering API can be downloaded here. Can I backup to a Blu-Ray DVD disk? Yes. Can I use the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool to backup other files? No. The Windows 7 ISO file on the USB flash drive is only intended to be used to install Windows 7 on the licensed user s own computer. Select USB Device to create a copy on a USB flash drive or select DVD disk to create a copy on a DVD disk. This tool is only for use with the Windows 7 ISO file purchased from Microso ft Store. Can I backup to a CD-ROM? No. or other device with enough free disk space? Yes. This helps ensure that the device is bootable after the cop ying has completed. as long as your DVD drive can write to a Blu-Ray DVD. 2. click Begin burning. and click Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool in the All Programs list to open the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool. Where can I download Image Mastering API 2. If I have other files on the USB flash drive will the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool delete them? This tool requires the USB flash drive to be completely blank before the Windows 7 files are copied. If you are copying the file to a USB flash drive. Can I use my newly created USB drive to install Windows 7 on someone else s comput er? No. 3. To make a copy of your Windows 7 ISO file: 1. The Windows 7 ISO file is too large to fit on a CD. Click Next. Click the Windows Start button.
and then save the bootsect. I am getting an error about bootsect To make the USB device bootable.NET framewor k here and you can download the Image Mastering API here. there is an "Additional download options" drop-down men u. please m ake sure the drive is inserted in the USB port. I inserted a blank DVD in my DVD-ROM drive. To download bootsect: 1. My USB device is not in the list of available devices If you don't see your USB flash drive in the list of available devices. I inserted a blank DVD in my DVD-ROM drive. go back to the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download to ol to create your bootable USB device. the tool will select the first one t hat is capable of burning DVDs. select "32-bit ISO.exe. The tool is requesting that I install the . but the tool won't let me burn it Make sure the disc isn't a dual-layer DVD disc." 5. Currently. Right-click the link. C:\Users\username\ AppData\Local\Apps\Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool). you must install the . try inserting the blank DVD into another DVD-R drive. Please note that a restart may be required after installing the . Look for your Windows 7 purchase. In s ome cases. Next to Windows 7. Login to your Microsoft Store account to view your purchase history 2. and then click the Refresh butto n beside the list of available drives. If that doesn't help. 6. you need to run a tool named bootsect. Troubleshooting The following tips might help if you run into a problem using this tool. If you have multiple DVD-R drives.NET Framework 2. Once the file has been saved. this tool needs to be downloaded from your Microsoft Store account.NET framework a nd the Image Mastering API. T his may happen if you're trying to create a 64-bit bootable USB device from a 32 -bit version of Windows. In the drop-down menu. When creating a bootable USB device. 3. Currently. dual-layer discs are not supported within the tool. Contact P roduct Support if issues continue to arise. the tool does not support dual-layer DVD discs. * 1-877-696-7786 * Copyright © 2010 Microsoft Site Navigation Go to: International Site Navigation Go to: Global Site Navigation Go to: Corporate Navigation Corporate Navigation 1 Microsoft Store Account Feedback Returns + Refunds . You can download .0 and the Im age Mastering API 2.No.g.NET framework and Image Mastering API before I install the tool For users running Windows XP.0 before installing the tool.exe file to the location where you installed the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool (e. but the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download T ool doesn't recognize it If there are multiple drives on the system. please make sure that your disc isn't damaged and that your DVD-R drive is operational. 4.
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