Tech Tip: Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool

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Windows 7 Home PremiumHaving a copy of Windows 7 available in the event that  you need to reinstall your operating system can be a lifesaver. With the Windows 7 USB/ DVD download tool you can make an ISO copy of Windows bootable on either a DVD  or a USB drive. The USB drive version is important since many modern notebooks come without internal optical disc drives. Many computers may also come without a hard copy of Windows which is great until something goes wrong. Fortunately this method can help you get your operating system back to working condition without having to order anything.

Getting an ISO copy of Windows 7

You will need to have a valid Windows 7 product key to legitimately use these ISO copies of Windows. If you already have Windows 7 installed on your computer the product key should be on a sticker at the back of your computer or at the bottom of your laptop. If you have a valid product key you can download these ISO copies of Windows:

Windows 7 Home Premium x86 with SP1

Windows  7  Home Premium x64 with SP1

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Creating a bootable DVD or USB drive version of Windows 7

Once you have the ISO file for your valid copy of Windows 7 saved you can use the Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool to copy a bootable version onto your selected medium. This can then be used to reinstall the operating system.

Last Updated on November 8, 2021 by Nathan Vidal

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