Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Works great. Not just Windows CD's, but finicky."

    December 10, 2011  |   By Bubba_Gump

    Pros

    Quick & Easy CD-to-boot-Flashdrive utility from a trusted source. Exported an ISO copy of my 5.75GB Windows 7 DVD to a 32gb flash drive, which I then used to install Windows 7 to an SSD. Worked perfectly.

    Creates a bootable flash drive more quickly than most other utilities I've tried. And it's free.

    Cons

    App is VERY picky about the source ISO. It doesn't have to be Windows, but it DOES have to be in standard ISO9660 format. It balks at "Joliet" format ISO files (search online for an app to convert your ISO's to "Standard 9660" format). For example, the Ubuntu Linux iso is distributed in "Joliet" format, but I imagine if you convert it, this app would put it on a thumbdrive for you.

    When you install this app, it first must download service files off the MS website, and since it's a defunct app, it is likely that eventually MS might delete those service files so future users won't be able to install the program (or might have to purchase a newer version from M$.)

    Also note, one you create your flash drive, it will no longer be in a format readable by Windows. Good for booting only (until you reformat it.)

    Summary

    Works great. Limited functionality, but for it's intended purpose (putting Win7 on a thumbdrive), this is the best app around.

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