Windows 7 USB/DVD Tool – Make Your Own Bootable Memory Stick

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Microsoft has a tool and it’s so easy to make an ISO file to be transferred to a USB drive using the tool. It will readily create a USB bootable OS. Now download the file from the following link:

Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool: http://wudt.codeplex.com/

The compatibility center also approves that the tool is compatible with Windows 7, 8 & 8.1. But it didn’t show if I wanted to create a Windows Server 2012 R2 bootable USB drive? Would it work then? Let’s check.

Compatibility Check for Client OS: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/compatibility/CompatCenter/ProductDetailsViewer?Type=Software&Name=Microsoft+Windows+7+USB%2FDVD+Download+Tool&ModelOrVersion=1&Vendor=Microsoft&Locale=&LastSearchTerm=&BreadcrumbPath=&TempOsid=Windows+8.1

Start the installation when you are ready:

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Click Next for the installation to forward.

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Click Install and wait for couple of minutes for the installation to complete

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And the installation completes. Run the program

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Choose the ISO file, here I chose the Windows Server 2012 R2 x64 version of the operating system ISO from my TechNet Subscription. You can also use the trial version ISO downloaded from the TechNet site.

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Choose the ISO file of which you want to make the USB out of

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Choose the USB drive and head for the installation to continue

 

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Click on begin copying

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Installation completes

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As the USB drive seems filled up 🙂 I used a 16GB drive for the OS

USB_13And run the setup; follows the screenshot (Content of the USB screenshot follows):

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Now boot up the USB and following screen appears 🙂

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And the tool can use bootable ISO’s namely the following to make it a bootable USB stick.

  1. Windows Server 2012 R2
  2. Windows 8.1
  3. Windows 8
  4. Windows 7