Wednesday 22 September 2010

Bootable USB: Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

In a conversation about creating a bootable USB flash drive the following tool was mentioned:

Once we download and install the tool we are good to go.

When we run the tool we must choose our source ISO.


After choosing our Windows 7 Enterprise x64 ISO file in the step above we can choose our destination:


We will use the 8 GB OCZ Rally2 Turbo USB flash drive that we used for yesterday’s post on creating a bootable USB flash drive.


Once we click the Begin copying button the following happens:


  • The USB flash drive gets formatted.


  • It then copies the OS contents onto the drive.


Once the process has completed our 8 GB USB flash drive looks like this in our Windows 7 Disk Management console:


It is formatted NTFS and set to Active so it is indeed good to go!

Hat Tip: Les Connor SBS MVP (Bing Search)

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

*Our original iMac was stolen (previous blog post). We now have a new MacBook Pro courtesy of Vlad Mazek, owner of OWN.

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