Rating:        Based on 37 ratings
Reviewed:  27 reviews
Downloads: 13343954
Released: Dec 9, 2009
Updated: Dec 9, 2009 by zacharye
Dev status: Stable Help Icon

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Release Notes

For more information about the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool, please see

The Windows 7 USD/DVD Download Tool uses material from ImageMaster, a .NET C#
application for reading and writing disc images (*.iso files). ImageMaster
is licensed under the terms of the GPL. For more information about ImageMaster,
please see http://imagemaster.codeplex.com/.

This project uses the WIX Votive plugin for Visual Studio 2008. Please see
http://wix.sourceforge.net/votive.html for installation instructions.

To build in Visual Studio 2008:

1. Make desired changes to the source code.

2. Copy the wudtsource.zip file to the same directory as the .sln file.

3. Build the project in Visual Studio.

To create localized installers and self-extracting files:

1. Build the project as described above.

2. Run the Install\CreateLocalizedInstallers.cmd script to create the
localized MSI installers.

To bypass formatting the USB device within the tool:

1. Ensure the registry key "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\ISO Backup Tool" is created.

2. Create a new DWORD value named "DisableFormat" in this location and set the value to 1.

NOTE: The USB device should be formatted manually before running the tool.

Reviews for this release

Installed Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate with USB, Worked 100 % fine. I would name this tool as Any ISO to USB or DVD Bootable. Though it gave an error message while copying files to USB that unable to copy your iso to USB, may be because it checks the size of ISO to match with Windows 7 Size
by anmolmore on Nov 21, 2010 at 7:56 AM
great tool!
by versute on Oct 1, 2010 at 5:14 PM
quite interesting but if u enlighten more of this ..it would be more popular in masses
by dare2know on Mar 29, 2010 at 2:50 PM
Good to see Microsoft using OSS software & putting it out as open source, even if it was forced. UI is simple, and it's nice to see MS allow people to do something different with the installs. Only got a 4 star cause the copying was very slow.
by ckasprzak on Dec 12, 2009 at 4:12 AM
Because Microsoft was willing to make it's code open sourced, that is something we should all be happy about.
by returnofnights on Dec 10, 2009 at 8:38 PM
The program is functional. Suggest to remove "Windows 7" from title since it can be used to create media for other versions.
by vinix on Sep 10 at 2:38 AM
great,easy to use
by jojolove34947 on Sep 8 at 5:25 PM
no source-codeplex is an open source platform
by SebastianDotNet on Aug 1 at 3:32 AM
An exceptional simple tool which is doing very well what it has been designed for. And still runs perfectly after 7 years. A must have.
by softlion on Jul 30 at 6:49 AM
Worked like a charm on a fresh Windows 8 install, thank you! I tested burning an ISO to a USB stick that was over 2 GB. I loved the interface and simplicity of everything. Amazing concept and execution honestly.
by maconbot on Jun 12 at 7:21 AM
This program works fine with latest Windows 10 Preview too, at least on its USB part.
by Survivor303 on May 31 at 3:24 PM
Awesome. Only issue is that it cannot make 64-bit images on 32-bit systems. But it's still fine.
by AwesomeRaresh on Mar 14 at 8:19 PM
works...what else
by nuronce on Jan 14 at 10:27 PM
My Computer Get Virus Bug . Now , I Want Download The windows 7 32bit File In USB Drive !! you Program Have Virus ?? Plz Now , my laptop get virus bug I Want install windows 7 32 bit program The Program have Virus ? LMFAOROF!!!!!!!!!!!! LazyLow? omgoodness, is this the croatian version of bubba?
by Timber2000 on Jan 14 at 3:56 PM
Very good. Just needs better support for Windows versions greater than 7.
by richstep on Oct 4, 2014 at 9:47 PM
still usefull..
by fahar on Oct 1, 2014 at 3:57 AM
Such a great software!
by core2 on Aug 21, 2014 at 6:22 PM
Works well for Windows 8 iso as well as Windows 7. Wish they'd rename it to remove the "7" which is misleading now.
by gsmitheidw on Jun 26, 2013 at 4:44 PM
Great Work :)
by jacekplacek on May 27, 2012 at 7:58 AM
Simply excellent.
by BriceLambson on Mar 7, 2012 at 2:25 AM
My Computer Get Virus Bug . Now , I Want Download The windows 7 32bit File In USB Drive !! you Program Have Virus ?? Plz Now , my laptop get virus bug I Want install windows 7 32 bit program The Program have Virus ?
by LazyLow on Feb 11, 2012 at 11:20 AM
It works for both Windows 7 and WDP, this should work with future Windows 8 builds too. Thanks for this nice app!
by UltimateGTR on Sep 16, 2011 at 4:22 PM
Also works for installing Windows 8 Developer Preview via USB.
by bushbyn1 on Sep 14, 2011 at 6:32 PM
used it to easilly install Dart 7Beta on usb. verdict : 100% perfect !
by Diagg on Apr 20, 2011 at 12:35 PM
I was trying to create a Server 2008 R2 SP1 USB Key from an ISO Image. This tool ran all the way through and then failed due to the fact that it could not run bootsect to make it bootable. It should run bootsect FIRST, or atlease test the command to make sure it will work, instead of waiting 10 minutes to tell you that it failed. I think this has to do with 64-bit bootsect on 32-bit windows.
by scottm264 on Apr 13, 2011 at 2:19 PM
Very poor: Simply based on the same criteria of the first rating. Microsoft did not release this as open source because he want to, but because he was suppouse to do so on a first place (but instead tried to release it as propietary, by mistake). Also, it took more than the promised one week for this release.
by Locoxella on Dec 11, 2009 at 5:28 AM
Very poor. When it fails there is no error message or reason. No way of troubleshooting problems. Creating a USB failed. Creating a DVD worked fine, but then failed when I booted from it. Downloaded a new ISO and same problems. Will just use WDS instead bc this is long to troubleshoot
by 3Dhendo on Dec 4, 2014 at 10:23 AM