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Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool Help - Cant find .ISO

Q: Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool Help - Cant find .ISO

Using the tutorial Found here: Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

I want to do a clean install of Win 7 64bit but have tried everything.

So i want to try this but when i search for the .ISO in Windows 7 USB / DVD Download Tool i have Win 7 64bit in my tray but i cant find the .ISO (It is a genuine CD)

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Preferred Solution: Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool Help - Cant find .ISO

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A: Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool Help - Cant find .ISO

The DVD does not have the ISO on it. I'm not quite sure why you need this, but here is a link to a tutorial to create the ISO: Bootable ISO - Create from Installation Files

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firstly, I haven't the foggiest as to what I am doing. I am 70yr old retiree trying to keep my brain going even as the old bod goes to pot. that said, this laptop (Gateway NV53, 500gb HDD, 4gb memory, etc., keeps telling me in a popup(is this the right phrase?) that I must download a Genuine Windows 7 because mine isn't, so I find you folks and spend a wonderful pm looking over you forum and it is really fascinating!
found the forum, windows 7 genuine problem and wrote down all the instructions to follow, the clkd on download as per the title and and and talk about confused. soooooo, any help is greatly appreciated.
larry @ mthollyspie

A:security settings to allow MGADiag Tool download. where do I find them

Never knew you had to change your security settings to run this program.

Simply follow it`s instructions.

You should not be getting a pop up telling you tell download a Genuinr Windows, you would have a permanent watermark o the desktop telling you windows is not Genuine,

Is windows activated ?

Click the start button, right click computer, then click properties. What does it under Windows Activation ?

Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

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A large number of PC users today use USB drives to install Windows operating system thanks to dirt cheap USB drives and plenty of free tools out there for creating bootable USB drives.

Back in Windows XP and Vista days, most users were not even aware of the fact that it?s possible to install Windows operating system from USB drives. The method became popular with the release of Windows 7 Beta in January 2009. Plenty of free utilities have been released since than with variety of options to help users create bootable USB to install Windows operating system from USB drive.

After the release of Windows 7 RTM in October 2009, Microsoft also released its official Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool to help users easily make USB drives bootable and then install Windows from the bootable USB drive.
Windows USB/DVD Download Tool
The official Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool is one of the largely used tools to prepare bootable USB of Windows operating system. Although it has not received any major updates since its initial release, Microsoft has quietly renamed the program page as Windows USB/DVD Download Tool in the last few months.

As you likely know, a couple of months ago, the official page of Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool used the title Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool but the title of the page is now Windows USB/DVD Download Tool. The content on the page even refers to the software as Windows USB/DVD Download Tool. Going by last edited information on CodePlex, it looks like... Read more

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and how is dvd+r sony 4.7 gb 120 min ok discs to burn ? my product key on here?

A:I need to download Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool. why is it harmful

That will be fine.

Use the the Win7 download tool to burn DVD after downloading ISO on the same version Win7 which is on your COA sticker as shown in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

Continue to get help for your reinstall in your other thread: I Am PAsT Going CRazy! Please help! 1 day after I bought seemd wrong

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So anyone used this tool? I have an ISO file that I purchased/downloaded from Digital River and I am trying to make a bootable USB drive. I have a brand new 16GB drive that I am trying to use so it has PLENTY of space on it. Anyway, I go to run to tool and it gets to the part where it says formatting and then it says something like "we are unable to copy your files, check the USB drive and the ISO and try again."

Anyone run in to that issue? I tried to google it but can't seem to find an easy fix. Any thoughts?

A:Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

Did you get the box files or the ISO file?

For awhile Digital River was giving out box files which have to be compiled into an ISO using these steps: Make bootable iso from student d/l

Then MS forced them to release an ISO and made good to millions of purchasers here: Microsoft Fixes Windows 7 Student Edition Upgrade Problems

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so i jsut bought win 7 downloaded it and burned and iso using free easy burner when that didnt work (it would try and start windows as if it was already installed) i did research and found this tool. but it says that my dvd drive isnt compatable or the dvd isnt blank? i dont have a flash drive big enough so thats not an option for me. please help!

A:Windows 7 usb/dvd download tool

Try downloading free ImgBurn to burn the .iso file


Burn at 4x with verify on


" Doc "

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Article from gHacks

Windows ISO Downloader is a free program for Windows that allows you to download Windows operating system ISO images from Microsoft servers.

Downloading an ISO image of the operating system that is already installed on devices you are working with is always a good idea in case you need to reinstall the operating system or repair it.

Microsoft for whatever reason makes it difficult to grab official ISO images of versions of Windows that it supports currently.


You have to dig deep to find official and direct download links of Windows ISO images on Microsoft's website.

One of the better solutions is offered on the company's Techbench website, but it only highlights downloads for Microsoft's newest operating system Windows 10.

We have revealed in the past how you can modify the page using development tools that are part of all modern web browsers to display ISO download links for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 as well.

Windows ISO Downloader

Windows ISO Downloader is a free program for Windows that does more or less the same. It displays the available operating systems that you can download ISO images from -- those are Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 and Windows 10 Insider Preview -- and loads a form that looks identical to the one found on the Techbench website.


Note: Windows ISO Downloader does not need to be installed but it does require the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1.

First, you are asked to select the edition that you want t... Read more

A:Windows ISO Download Tool

Very very good! Thank you so much for this @BoraMurdar ! I'm downloading the Windows 10 by IDM.
 

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A large number of PC users today use USB drives to install Windows operating system thanks to dirt cheap USB drives and plenty of free tools out there for creating bootable USB drives.

Back in Windows XP and Vista days, most users were not even aware of the fact that it?s possible to install Windows operating system from USB drives. The method became popular with the release of Windows 7 Beta in January 2009. Plenty of free utilities have been released since than with variety of options to help users create bootable USB to install Windows operating system from USB drive.

After the release of Windows 7 RTM in October 2009, Microsoft also released its official Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool to help users easily make USB drives bootable and then install Windows from the bootable USB drive.
Windows USB/DVD Download Tool
The official Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool is one of the largely used tools to prepare bootable USB of Windows operating system. Although it has not received any major updates since its initial release, Microsoft has quietly renamed the program page as Windows USB/DVD Download Tool in the last few months.

As you likely know, a couple of months ago, the official page of Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool used the title Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool but the title of the page is now Windows USB/DVD Download Tool. The content on the page even refers to the software as Windows USB/DVD Download Tool. Going by last edited information on CodePlex, it looks like... Read more

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Hello,

I'd like to use Windows 7 DVD/USB Download Tool & I have a question. When using the USB Copy part and after installing Windows 7, can I delete the installation files on the USB? It seems like you can't do this with a CD, so I'd like to know about a USB too as I need to use my USB in the future.

Thanks
 

A:Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

Of course, USB drives are erasable and re-usable.
 

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im talking about this...
Snipping Tool - Windows 7 features - Microsoft Windows

A:where can i find the snipping tool in windows 7

Start/All Programs/Accessories

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I've looked all over and can't find it. I'm ready to upgrade if I can handle any issues.

A:Where can I find the Windows 10 Compatibility tool?

Will your PC run Windows 10? Use the official compatibility checker to find out | ZDNet

How to manually run Windows 10 Compatibility Appraiser

Can my computer run Windows 10?

Get Windows 10 app - Check Compatibility Report for Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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I have a t440p upgraded to Windows 10 Pro 64bit. Whenever I run System Update, I get this error message: Windows cannot find 'update tool_CS13_WS_ver2_30_000.exe' I have downloaded and run the latest System Update, but it did not stop this message from appearing. It also occurs when I run the system update feature of the Lenovo Companion app. Does anyone have any diea what is happening or how to fix it? 

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I am trying to copy an ISO to my usb drive and keep getting "We are unable to copy your files. Please check your USB device and the selected ISO file and try again". I have tried multiple USB drives and even bought a new one this evening, did the diskpart, and formatted it and same error. Any help is appreciated.

A:Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool Error

What is your USB drive or drives? How big is the .iso file? A FAT32-formatted drive has a single-file size limit of 1 Byte less than 4GB, otherwise it needs to be NTFS-formatted. Simply copying an .iso file shouldn't present a problem but working with that file such as burning a CD or DVD from it requires a program that can do it. An .iso file is used to create an exact copyof the original disc when that disc is not available but there are methods of doing things with the file to a USB Thumb/Flash drive.

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Article from gHacks

Windows ISO Downloader is a free program for Windows that allows you to download Windows operating system ISO images from Microsoft servers.

Downloading an ISO image of the operating system that is already installed on devices you are working with is always a good idea in case you need to reinstall the operating system or repair it.

Microsoft for whatever reason makes it difficult to grab official ISO images of versions of Windows that it supports currently.


You have to dig deep to find official and direct download links of Windows ISO images on Microsoft's website.

One of the better solutions is offered on the company's Techbench website, but it only highlights downloads for Microsoft's newest operating system Windows 10.

We have revealed in the past how you can modify the page using development tools that are part of all modern web browsers to display ISO download links for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 as well.

Windows ISO Downloader

Windows ISO Downloader is a free program for Windows that does more or less the same. It displays the available operating systems that you can download ISO images from -- those are Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 and Windows 10 Insider Preview -- and loads a form that looks identical to the one found on the Techbench website.


Note: Windows ISO Downloader does not need to be installed but it does require the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1.

First, you are asked to select the edition that you want t... Read more

A:Windows and Office ISO Download Tool

Very very good! Thank you so much for this @BoraMurdar ! I'm downloading the Windows 10 by IDM.
 

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Hi, I'm having trouble with Microsoft's Windows 7 DVD/USB Download Tool (the revised version). I tried running it on a Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM install, with the 32 bit ISO of Windows 7 Ultimate RTM which I got from my Technet subscription, but I got an error saying "we were unable to copy your files". I was using an 8 GB LaCie USB flash drive. I then tried to use it at work on an XP Pro SP3 x86 install, with a 64 bit ISO of the last release candidate of Windows 7 that was available (didn't feel like re-downloading the RTM ISO, so I used what we had lying around to test), and I got the same error. The USB drive was formatted by the tool as NTFS correctly, then the error appeared. Anyone have any idea what may have been going on? Thanks!

A:problem with Windows 7 DVD/USB Download Tool

Hello,Have you ever maked this USB flash drive bootable? If yes, you may have to reformat it.To troubleshoot this problem, try the following steps:Step 1:===========1. Click start button, type in diskmgmt.msc and press enter to run Disk Management.2. Right click the first partition of USB flash and choose "Make Partition as Active"Step 2: Disable UAC==========1. Click Start. Type MSCONFIG in the Start Search bar and press Enter. 2. Click Tools.3. Highlight Change UAC Settings, click Launch.Change the UAC to Nerver notify.Step 3:=======Try to use another tool to copy Windows DVD to flash drive and make it bootable. Refer this article.

Thomas77

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I use "Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool" for making usb drive bootable but this software only makes "udf iso" bootable. please tell me how to make "udf iso" or other trick to solve this problem.which the error show on screen. i attached the image.

A:Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool problem

It only works with Windows 7 ISO's and perhaps Windows 8 ISO's.

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Hello there i was trying to make a 7.iso of windows 7 profetional into a bootable dvd so i wanted to use the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool but when i try to install it i get this error please help

http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/4377/26113166.jpg

oh and hello windows 7 forums

A:Cant Install Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

used this other method

Bootable ISO - Create from Installation Files

lets hope it works

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I've never quote seen this problem, but I'm trying to burn the ISO for Windows 7 with the Microsoft download tool, and it can't find the dvd drive. Unfortunately the tool does not give you the option to search for it.

The only thing I can see that might be it is in Device Manager it shows up as a CD-ROM. Yet the drive functions and burns fine. I just upgraded to latest firmware. Drive is Asus DRW-1814BLT.

Thanks.

A:Windows 7 Download tool cannot see my drive

Once you have the ISO downloaded, also download ImgBurn and select Burn Image to Disk, browse to ISO file and attach it make sure it lists it as bootable, then burn slowly 4x with Verify.

ImgBurn never fails to burn bootable ISO correctly.

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Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool give same error over and over again, no matter what W8.iso I use or how I format my Kingston 16Gb USB mini-stick...
See attached .png

A:Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool issues

I wish I had an easy answer for you but I don't. I used the tool with a Kingston DataTraveler G3 16GB flash drive and it worked flawlessly. Can you provide us a step-by-step description of what you did and what messages you saw?

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Any attempt to download and install this tool results in " This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Please install a program or, if one is installed, create an association in the Default Programs control panel."

I do not get this error with any other program I attempt to run, or download and install. I need to create a bootable usb drive or dvd to do a upgrade repair of my 7 installation. My original windows 7 DVD does not contain SP1. I have downloaded the SP1 iso and just need this too to work.

Thank you

A:Windows USB/DVD Download Tool fails to install

Did you follow up on this Link to check where exactly you missed one of the components of the Installation

Microsoft Store Online

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Hi,
I can not download Windows 8.1 Media Creation tool from Official Microsoft Website. It says:

Server Error




404 - File or directory not found.

The resource you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.

Please help me. Is there any other website that can let me download?
Thanks!

A:Windows 8.1 Media Creation Tool Download

Hello LaughableH,

You should be able to also download a Windows 8.1 ISO file using one of the other options in the tutorial below instead if you like.

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

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After upgrading from Vista to Windows 7, my CD DVD drive stopped recognizing DVDs. It seems to have no problems with CDs.

I tried running the troubleshooter built in to Windows (Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Troubleshooting\Hardware and Sound - Playing and burning CDs, DVDs and Blu-Ray discs), but it won't download and run.

The error message is:

An error occurred while downloading the troubleshooter.

An unexpected error has occurred. The troubleshooting wizard can't continue.

The details are:
Package ID: CDDVDDiagnostic
Path: Non-local package
Error Code: 0x80091007
Source: Download
User: (My User ID on the computer)
Context: Elevated

This happens every time I try to run this troubleshooting tool. Rebooting hasn't made any difference.

My system is an HP Pavilion DV9736CA, Intel Core 2 Duo T5450, Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600, TSST TS-L632N DVD drive.

Any suggestions?

A:[SOLVED] CD DVD Troubleshooting Tool Will Not Download (Windows 7)

The troubleshooting tool finally decided to run. Sadly, it told me nothing I didn't already know; my drive won't recognize DVDs.

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Hey,

I downloaded a Windows 7 (x64) ISO file with my MSDNAA license.
I want to create a bootable Windows 7 on my USB flash drive to install it on my new laptop.
However, after I selected the ISO file and click on the "Next" button I got an error message: "Invalid ISO file - The selected ISO file is not a valid ISO file. Please select a valid ISO file and try again."

If I extract the ISO file with 7-Zip, it creates a readme.txt containing following text:
"This disc contains a "UDF" file system and requires an operating system that supports the ISO-13346 "UDF" file system specification."
It also creates a folder called [BOOT] with a "Bootable_NoEmulation.img" file.

Can anybody help me or at least explain me why I'm not able to create a "Windows 7"-USB flash drive?

If this information is useful: Windows 7 x86 is running on my computer.

Thanks a lot,

Daniel

A:Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool Invalid ISO file

Welcome!

No worries, it is easy enough to create a USB installation key.

See here: USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

I use method 2, because it is the fastest.

You will need to mount the ISO using a third-party program such as MagicDisc, then drag-n-drop the files to your prepared USB drive.

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I'm trying to follow the clean install instructions here, I downloaded my iso from HeiDoc, but when the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool finishes, I see the following:

Status: Files copied successfully. However, we were unable to run bootsect to make the USB device bootable. If you need assitance with bootsect, please click the "Online Help" link above for more information.

What is the problem? I am using Windows 10 64-bit btw

Will Rufus work any better?

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I came across this software tool today and it could be useful for us installers who want ISOs. I've not had the need to try it yet but may well do come next install.


Link: Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool

A:Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool

I'd use the MS one personally

Windows 10

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Hi, I am trying to create a bootable usb flash drive with win 7 iso image. I downloaded the image,unzipped it and loaded it to a formatted (ntfs) usb drive.At step 3 there is a default message in the drop down window 'no compatible usb devices detected'.I am doing all this on my desktop with xp sp3 and wonder if the issue could be because of that as I used other ports with the same results.

A:windows 7 usb/dvd download tool compatibility issue

Try formatting the USB to FAT32 first. I recommend the slow format.

Note: Everything on the USB will be erased. So if you need it, copy it off first.

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Hi, I'm trying to get a Windows 7 Starter ISO and on the Dell page here, it tells me I have to modify a Selected Win7 ISO that they already provide.

So I download one of the ISO's (Home Premium 32-bit, because it's on a 32-bit OS). Once the ISO has finished downloading I follow the steps Dell gives me, on how to make the ISO a Win7 Start ISO.

I open the ISO with an Archiver and unpack the ISO. Then I navigate to the "Source" folder and open up the file "ei.cfg" in note pad and change Home Premium, Professional or Ultimate to Starter. Once that is done, Dell doesn't tell you how to put it back in a ISO.

So I Googled how to make an ISO. Basically from my understanding, you just put all the folders you extracted from the ISO, back into a RAR file. Once they're all back in a RAR file, you install a Image burning software (mine is PowerISO) and then make the RAR file into a ISO Image. With PowerISO, all I have to do is: right-click my RAR file and navigate to PowerISO and then click "Add image to file". Once you have done that, PowerISO asks you what kind of image? ISO, bin, or daa? I choose ISO. PowerISO then makes my ISO File.

After that is done, I try to use it in Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool and it says it's an invaild ISO file. Why is that?

A:Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool, Invaild ISO File

Here is a better tutorial on how to create a all in one install disk.
Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create

Jerry

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Hi,  
I am trying to load our company image on a new Dell 3410 win an ssd hard drive.  It currently has win 10 home. the installer gets to the point of which image to install, I click the correct 64 bit win enterprise version, and it cannot find the drive. 
I search for the drivers on the USB with the image as well as the drive I am targeting, but keep getting a select the driver to install option and No signed device drivers were found. 
I did not see  drivers on the MS download site for the 3410.   any idea where to find them?

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I just bought a ThinkPad P71 with Windows 10 Pro installed. The original install went perfectly, but now I have discovered that the Windows Product Key is embedded in the Bios. I don?t find this to be a problem unless I can?t do Clean Installs. In my research on the Lenovo Support Website in the ?How Tos & Solution? section, there is an entry called ?Windows Product Key FAQ? that states (When answering a Windows Key question): ?It is embedded in the BIOS, and not on the Windows stickers under the laptop. For a re-installation of the same version of Windows 8/8.1/10 as your system originally shipped with, you will not be required to know the key. Windows 8/8.1/10 will use the key embedded in the BIOS. For this reason you cannot use a download ISO of Windows or other version as they cannot use the bios code.? Does the above Underlined actually mean that I cannot do a Clean Install from a Download or am I understanding this wrong. It doesn?t make any sense as I?ve seen many comments from people that state otherwise.Thanks so much.Brian7193 

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I'm trying to reinstall Windows 7 by putting my .ISO file on a bootable USB device but can't seem to get the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool to locate my USB drive in Step 3. I enter the location of my ISO file in step 1; select USB in step 2, and when I get to step 3 the only device listed is "N:\ (Removable disk)". I have a new 32gb USB stick that I used the Disk Management utility to format as a NFTS drive, then when that didn't work I also went thru the diskpart steps shown in another post on this site. The USB drive does show up as a writeable drive on my system. If I look at it in the Disk Management utility it displays as drive H, "Healthy (Active, Primary Partition)". I tried the refresh button in Step 3 and restarted the utility but still drive N is the only drive that is displayed and I don't currently have anything mapped to drive N. Any help is appreciated; thank you.

A:Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool doesn't recognize USB device

Try using How To Use UltraISO Software To Create Bootable USB Flash Drive which always works when the others don't.

Use the format button first.

You can keep the stick bootable by leaving the seven folders alone in the drive, but still add other files as you wish making it dual-purposed.

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I have been trying to burn an .ISO file to a usb flash drive without success. The usb sandisk is recognized with all programs except the Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool. The tool fails when clicking the "usb device" button. Message says "No compatible usb device detected".

Is it possible to create a bootable usb flash drive/stick/pen/etc using Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool????

If so, what compatibility feature is it looking for and not finding? Screen snips are available if needed.

Thanks Frodo

A:Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool to create usb boot Problem

Try this way:
UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

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Good evening
I have Windows 7 PC, and would like to create a bootable version of OS on a USB drive
The instructions seem to apply to people who downloaded Windows from a web site. I did not. Windows was already installed on PC I purchase

Once I download the Windows Download tool, can I make a bootable copy of OS on USB drive from Windows on my desktop? Thank you

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Dear all

Because of an issue with my laptop, I decided to reinstall Windows 7 home premium 64-bit. To that end, I borrowed a Kingston datatraveler 4GB usb flash drive from a friend to try and make a bootable flash drive.

After downloading the prerequisite ISO image and installing the windows 7 usb/dvd download tool, I proceeded to run the program. However, at around 6% the copying fails. As a result of this there is around 256 mb of files left on my usb. I then tried to use the diskpart utility in the CMD to clean the drive. However for some reason the usb drive is now write protected, and every subsequent attempt to format it to its original state has failed. I also cannot move files into the usb. Attached below is a screenshot of the files in the usb drive



So my question is, what has the windows 7 usb download tool done to the usb flash drive to make it read only? And how can I undo what it has done so I can format it and return it back to my friend?

A:Cannot format USB flash drive after using Windows 7 USB download tool

Have you tried using Partition Wizard ?

Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.

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Hi,

The obvious answer is:
http://zornsoftware.talsit.info/

But it's been down and i have lost my local copy

It's also had a newer version since i installed mine (it's now 1.1.0 i think).

Does anyone know where else i can get it? I even donated to this guy when i last got it... hmmm... maybe i can find his details on PayPal.

Thanks.

A:Zorn Software - Windows 7 Library Tool: Where to download?

Hello Recusant,

Looks like the download link under Update towards the bottom of the article at the site below still works.

Windows 7 Library Tool

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Microsoft has already announced a new solution that would allow users to clean-install Windows 10 should they want to start from scratch, and it appears that this tool is already available for download.

The company hasn?t said anything about it, but the download link (note that this is the direct download link!) was spotted by Twitter user @h0x0d and by the looks of it, Microsoft has no intention to remove it anytime soon. What?s very important to note, however, is that this program only works with Redstone builds, so if you want to use it on a computer running the stable version of Windows 10, it won?t launch.

The so-called ?Refresh Windows Tool? was designed like a wizard, so it guides you through the entire process of refreshing the operating system.

It works exactly like the built-in Windows Refresh feature and lets you keep personal files, so your settings and apps will be deleted, but files will be kept, or to remove everything, including files, settings, and apps.

Feedback needed
For the moment, it?s not yet clear what Microsoft?s plans with this new utility actually are given the fact that it?s very similar to the built-in Windows Refresh option, but the company said that it wants to provide users with an easy solution to clean-install the operating system.

Read more: Microsoft?s Tool to Clean-Install Windows 10 Now Available for Download
 

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Hello everyone,

I've been having a terrible time trying to diagnose and fix corrupted system files. I have recently updated to windows 10 during the free upgrade process. I was running Windows 7 Pro before I updated.


I have tried sfc /scannow command multiple times, in safe mode and in normal operation.



Every time I get this message:



"Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some
of them. Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For
example C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. Note that logging is currently not
supported in offline servicing scenarios."



So researching online, I found that using the DISM tool will fix this issue.

However every time I run the command, I get this:



"Error: 0x800f081f

The source files could not be found.
Use the "Source" option to specify the location of the files that are required to restore the feature. For more information on specifying a source location, see Configure a Windows Repair Source.

The DISM log file can be found at C:\WINDOWS\Logs\DISM\dism.log"



I've even tried mounting the windows 10 iso that I downloaded from the media creation tool and running it again, however I still get the same message to no avail. I've seen other forums with users saying to use the original windows 10 iso and not to use the iso created by the media creation tool. However I can't seem to find this file and am not sure it would work anyways.

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Hi all,

I occasionally get random force shutdown when using Windows 10 (en-gb x86). Now I encounter a program that makes force shutdown every times I using it. It is Media Creation Tool used to to download an iso image of Windows 10.

To be sure that it is not fault of RAM memory I ran Windows Memory Diagnostic and no errors was found.

Please give a hand,

menteith

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Are the files the same when using the Media Creation tool immediate upgrade vs waiting for the Windows download notification? I am upgrading from Windows 7 Pro . Tks

A:Upgrade using media creation tool vs Windows Download notification

Yes, they are the same.

Some said there is less problematic using the MCT to install than using Windows Update.

I used both methods, one to each laptop. To me, there is no issue on either install.

I prefer to use MCT instead of WU because I have no patience to wait for my turn to install.

By the way, there are 2 sources to download and install Windows 10.

MCT
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/windows10

Tech Bench
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/softw...load/techbench

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hello,
I can't find  system information tool   and system toolbox in windows 8.1 professional . I type in search box system information but it gives me only the sytem tool and information about sytem information only.
thanks
johan

h.david

A:I can't find system information tool in windows 8.1 proffesional , I look in search but whithout results

I type in search box system information but it gives me only the system tool and information about system information only.

Confirmed.   I suspect that the option to enable Administrator tools to show up in a search needs to be re-allowed but I can't find it any more.  It always was somewhat obscure... 

Wow.  Is this really WAD?  Win-W  Admin tools  only opens Administrative Tools in FE and System Information (msinfo32.exe) can be used from there.
Even stranger,  msinfo32  is only found using Everywhere?  Not in Files?  And I had to type that much, nothing less?
I can't remember if it was ever in Win-X but it isn't now.

FWIW I can still find  msinfo32.exe  via Run...  so I haven't missed this so far.  <eg>



Robert Aldwinckle
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where can I download combofix for windows 7 ? cant find it anywhere.  It seems that other sites want to charge a fee for it and I dont trust any of them. Help somebody... Im new to this.Edit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to the more appropriate forum.~ Animal

A:where can I download combofix for windows 7 ? cant find it anywhere.

ComboFix can be downloaded here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/combofix/
 
However, You should not use ComboFix on your own without supervision!  Please read this: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/273628/combofix-usage-questions-help-look-here/#entry1511502

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I have searched CNET.com and this board looking for nature icons to download. I can't find anything. I need a safe site. Is there such a thing anymore as a site with icons. Used to be easy to find years ago. Thanks.

A:Where can I find Windows 7 icons to download?

cocatfan,
First, welcome to 7 forums.
Make sure you check out the great tutorials.

Now to your question of a safe site to search for nature icons.
I use WOT (Web of Trust) to keep me somewhat safe in my searches. Here is the liink https://www.mywot.com/en/download

The green circle sights are as safe but use with caution.

I googled "nature icons" and found many with green circle provided by WOT.
Hope this helps in your searching.
THW

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I'm using a Toshiba Laptop running Windows Vista Home Premium SP2. The computer is used only occasionally and, when opened, it usually downloads numerous Windows updates and installs them automatically. Before today, the last updates (84) were installed 7/26/2015, before that on 6/10/2015 5 updates were installed, before that on 5/24/2015 19 updates were installed. Today when the computer was opened, Windows tried to find and download updates and ran continuously without downloading any updates. I ran the Windows Update troubleshooter and it fixed some problems but also reported discrepancies that it could not fix (Error 0x80070057(2015-09-20-T-03_12_40P). I installed Hotfix for Windows (KB947821) apparently without results. I ran chkdsk and sfc scannow. The log produced after scannow, said "Access Denied when I tried to open it. I have the SR tagged lines in the log file from C:\windows\logs\cbs\cbs.log which appears to show that several lines have discrepancies which were not fixed. I have no idea how to repair them.

Now the good news. After multiple restarts in the processes described above, Windows Update found, downloaded and installed 42 updates. Upon shutdown and restart it finished the installation of three of them and all appear to be current.

Now the however, Windows update troubleshooter still reports two "not fixed" errors: "Windows update error 0x80070057(2015-09-20-T-10_39_56P)" and "Problems installing recent updates."
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I did a factory restore. HP g60 445Dx laptop. windows says its checking for updates but it never stops checking and never finds anything. I know there are updates. how come its not finding and downloading them?

any ideas whats going on and how to fix this? found some answers in a google search that never worked.

thanks.

A:windows wont find and download updates.

Just wait. For some reason after Ten shipped, updates have been taking a very long time.

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Windows 7 Professional N versions, where to find?

I have some keys that are specifically for the N versions of Win 7
and accidentally deleted the ISO images, I no longer have access
to the paid program where I could download them from before.

Any ideas?

Thanks

A:Windows 7 Professional 'N' versions, where to find download?

Try here:

Windows 7 Direct Download Links

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I have had to uninstall Internet Explorer from my computer because it kept crashing.  I am now trying to find the download on the microsoft site and I can't find it for the Windows 10 x64 operating system.  can someone please assist?
Thanks

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