Win 7 Media Creation Tool

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  1. Posts : 502
    Win 11 Pro 64 bit
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    Win 7 Media Creation Tool


    Is there a Media Creation Tool for Win 7? I am thinking of putting Win 7 on a separate disk to dual boot to play some games that won't play on Win 10. Still have Win 7 disks but they take forever to clean install.
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    Windows 10
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    stealth2920 said:
    Is there a Media Creation Tool for Win 7? I am thinking of putting Win 7 on a separate disk to dual boot to play some games that won't play on Win 10. Still have Win 7 disks but they take forever to clean install.
    Nope! You have to create the media yourself from an official ISO image file.

    (Note: you MUST have your product key!)

    Download Windows 7 Disc Images
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    stealth2920 said:
    Is there a Media Creation Tool for Win 7?
    No, see here... https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/home ...and click the links provided.

    You'll find that there's an MCT available for 8.1 and another for 10, but with Windows 7 you have to provide your product key before MS let you download an ISO - and that has to be a retail key, the OEM CoA key from the sticker on a PC won't work.

    If you need an official Microsoft download of a Win7 ISO this 3rd-party tool...
    https://www.heidoc.net/joomla/techno...-download-tool
    ...will generate the links you need to download direct from Microsoft.
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  4. Posts : 502
    Win 11 Pro 64 bit
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    Thanks. I assume then I would use Rufus to make a bootable USB drive from the ISO image?
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  5. Posts : 24,531
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    stealth2920 said:
    Thanks. I assume then I would use Rufus to make a bootable USB drive from the ISO image?
    Easier than that, you can do it yourself with DiskPart commands. @NavyLCDR explains...

    NavyLCDR said:
    Rufus is a waste of time.

    Create a Bootable USB Flash Drive

    Make sure to use FAT32 instead of NTFS:

    To create a bootable USB flash drive

    Insert a USB flash drive into a running computer.

    Open a Command Prompt window as an administrator.

    Type diskpart.

    In the new command line window that opens, to determine the USB flash drive number or drive letter, at the command prompt, type list disk, and then click ENTER. The list disk command displays all the disks on the computer. Note the drive number or drive letter of the USB flash drive.

    At the command prompt, type select disk <X>, where X is the drive number or drive letter of the USB flash drive, and then click ENTER.

    Type clean, and the click ENTER. This command deletes all data from the USB flash drive.

    To create a new primary partition on the USB flash drive, type create part pri, and then click ENTER.

    To select the partition that you just created, type select part 1, and then click ENTER.

    If your server platform supports Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI), you should format the USB flash drive as FAT32 rather than as NTFS. To format the partition as FAT32, type format fs=fat32 quick, and then click ENTER.

    Type active, and then click ENTER.

    Type exit, and then click ENTER.

    ...Then just mount the Windows installation ISO file and copy all the files and folders from the mounted ISO file to the USB flash drive and you're done.
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  6. Posts : 502
    Win 11 Pro 64 bit
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    Thanks Bree I will try that.
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  7. Posts : 24,531
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    stealth2920 said:
    Thanks Bree I will try that.
    As you still have a Win7 disk, you shouldn't need to download an ISO. You could copy all the files from the disk to a prepared bootable USB.
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  8. Posts : 502
    Win 11 Pro 64 bit
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    Bree said:
    As you still have a Win7 disk, you shouldn't need to download an ISO. You could copy all the files from the disk to a prepared bootable USB.
    Yep, that's what I am going to try and do.
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  9. Posts : 502
    Win 11 Pro 64 bit
    Thread Starter
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    I just made the USB drive. So I copy all the files from the installation DVD to the USB?
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  10. Posts : 502
    Win 11 Pro 64 bit
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    Just copied the files and tested the USB. Works perfect. Thanks for the info.
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