The Easy Way to Create a Bootable Windows 7 USB Flash Drive

I recently loaded Windows 7 on my netbook computer and ran across a tool named “Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool” which makes creating a Windows 7 bootable USB flash drive much easier. Download and install this tool.

Open the program and select the ISO you want to copy to your USB flash drive.

Select “USB device”:

Select the USB flash drive you want to copy the Windows 7 installation media to. Warning: This process erases all data that currently exists on the USB flash drive you select. You will need a 4GB or larger USB flash drive for Windows 7. Select “Begin copying”:

Once the process is complete, you’ll have a bootable USB flash drive that contains the installation media for Windows 7:

Now that was much easier than using DiskPart.

Update 8/17/12:
I’ve confirmed that this program runs on Windows 8 and this process works without issue to create a bootable Windows 8 RTM USB drive.

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