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Microsoft Releases Win 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

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Make your DVD fit into your USB key.

It's been a bit of a wait for those with netbooks trying to get Windows 7 installed on their little machines, but Microsoft has finally released its USB/DVD download tool – open source, of course.

As the name suggests, the Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool creates a bootable USB stick from a Windows 7 install DVD for use with systems that do not contain an optical drive.

"As we previously explained, the testing and localization took longer than we expected, but the project is now hosted on CodePlex.com, Microsoft's Open Source software project hosting repository, and the code can be found here," explained Peter Galli, Open Source Community Manager for Microsoft.

The tool can also now be downloaded from the Microsoft Store here.

Let us know how the new tool works out in your Windows 7 installation adventures!

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    Anonymous , 11 December 2009 14:23
    As if we didn't know already how to make a bootable usb drive.
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    tobensg , 11 December 2009 15:16
    This is old news, yet again.