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Microsoft re-issues Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool - TechSpot News

Microsoft re-issues Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

By Jose Vilches, TechSpot.com
Published: December 11, 2009, 12:15 PM EST
Microsoft yesterday brought its free Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool back online after halting distribution last month over a GNU General Public License violation. The company took responsibility for overseeing this fault while reviewing the program's code, which had been supplied by a third party, and has now made a tweaked version available for download under the GPL v2 license.

As the name suggests, the now open source Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool allows users to create a bootable USB flash drive or DVD disc from an ISO image file purchased at Microsoft's online store. Besides serving as a backup, this should make the process of installing Windows 7 on netbooks and ultraportable laptops lacking an optical drive much easier.

The tool can be downloaded directly from Microsoft's Open Source software project hosting repository, CodePlex.com. Let us know your thoughts if you try it out.

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This is definitely a much needed tool for installing Win7 on netbooks! I will be checking it out and letting you know how it works out when I load Win7 on my daughter's Lenovo S12 netbook! Oh yeah, I guess I should let her know she's part of my experiment too! ;) LOL!

That's what STYLEZ thinks... What do you think?

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