Windows 7 links to USB and DVD media

Microsoft has the ISO files for the Home, Professional, and Ultimate versions of Windows 7 available for download via the Digital River website.
These ISOs can be burned to a standard DVD. Additionally, you can use the Microsoft USB / DVD Download Tool to format a 4GB or larger USB Flash drive so that it can boot to the Windows 7 installer.
Download links:

Potential error message that bootsect could not be copied:

You may receive the error “Files copied successfully. However, we were unable to run bootsect to make the device bootable.”

If so, download and unzip the following file: bootsect7600x86
Next, navigate to the following directory, and place the downloaded bootsect.exe file in the same directory as the Windows7-USB-DVD-Download-Tool.exe file.

  • Windows Vista / 7 / 8: C:\Users\Username\AppDat\aLocal\Apps\Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool
  • Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Local Settings\Application Data\Apps\Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool

Run the Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool again, and this time, you should receive a successful completion message.

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