Microsoft's Official USB/DVD Download Tool Helps you Upgrade Netbooks to Windows 7
- Posted: Oct 26, 2009 at 6:18AM
- 5,079 views
- 4 comments
Loading user information from Channel 9
Something went wrong getting user information from Channel 9
Loading user information from MSDN
Something went wrong getting user information from MSDN
Loading Visual Studio Achievements
Something went wrong getting the Visual Studio Achievements
One of the best new products in Microsoft’s newly revamped online store (store.microsoft.com) is the USB/DVD Download Tool. When you purchase a copy of Windows 7 from the store, you have the option to download an ISO file. With this tool, you can create a copy of that ISO file on a USB flash drive or DVD.
The DVD option is for those folks seeking instant gratification and can’t want to wait for a boxed product to ship. However, the USB option is for people with netbook computers – the mini laptops that have become all the rage as of late. Because these small PCs typically don’t have an optical drive, installing Windows via a CD/DVD isn’t an option, but installing via a USB flash drive is.
With the new Download Tool, you’re able to create a bootable USB drive which can then be used to install Windows 7 on any computer… even if there’s no operating system currently installed on the machine.
In order to use this tool, you’ll need a USB flash drive with at least 4 GB of free space. Also, there should be no other files on the drive when it’s used to install Windows.
You’ll be given the option to use this tool when you purchase a copy of Windows 7 here and then choose one of the download options as your delivery method.
If you already have a Windows 7 ISO and just want to download the tool, you can click here (.exe file) to install it on your PC now.