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My first article for Windows 7 was about Installing Windows 7 From a USB Stick, which showed you how to install Windows 7 from a USB drive instead of wasting DVDs. Well, with the world wide release of Windows 7 on the 22nd of October 2009, the Microsoft Store released a new tool and it is called Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool. This tool allows you to create a copy of your Windows 7 ISO file on a USB flash drive or a DVD disc.
The current version of this tool is : 22.214.171.124
Once you have purchase Windows 7 from Microsoft Store and have downloaded the Windows 7 ISO file to your hard drive, follow the below steps:
SummaryThe Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool is a great tool. It creates a DVD or USB device, loaded with Windows 7 setup files, for you in seconds. This is a great tool for people who have Netbook which comes without CD/DVD drive. People who have NetBook are now able to upgrade to Windows 7 by using a USB stick prepared with the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool. Then they can directly start the Windows 7 installation by double clicking on the setup.exe from inside the USB device.