Windows 7 USB Startup download tool

Finally decided to create a Windows 7 Startup USB to install Windows 7 on my laptop with faulty DVD-drive.

Searched through the net for USB startup creator, and found out that theres a free tool from Windows available at Microsoft Store.


Requirements:

  • Windows 7 ISO
  • (more than) 4GB removable USB flash drive*


*Note: If your USB is advertised capacity 4GB, then you might want to consider getting a 8GB USB drive.


During the USB creation, I stumbled across this issue of
"The selected file is not a valid ISO file. Please select a valid ISO file and try again". 


A quick Google search shows that there are solution to this at http://www.withinwindows.com/2009/11/01/use-the-windows-7-usbdvd-download-tool-with-custom-isos/

You can download the quick hack/fix for your from the site.
You can also find out about how the tool works from the site.


Here are the mirrors for the tool and the fix.
Credits to owners.

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