Few months back I had written a guide on installing any operating system from pen drive. Most netbooks don’t ship with an optical drive and hence USB devices are often the only option. In my previous article I provided instructions for manually formatting and preparing a USB drive for installing Windows 7. However the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool from Microsoft saves you the trouble of manually preparing the installation media by completely automating the process.
Using the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool is simple as long as you have an ISO image of the Windows 7 installer. If you don’t have the ISO image, you can easily create one using a utility like Nero. Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool can create both a bootable pen drive and DVD drive from this image. The best thing about this utility is its simplicity. The lack of any advanced options makes it idiot-proof and suitable for even your not-so-tech-savvy friends or relatives.
Download Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool (946.74 KB)
Operating System: Windows XP/Vista/7