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USB Boot Disk Edition #4 – Using the Windows USB DVD Download Tool

The from Microsoft is an incredibly useful piece of 2011-05-20 14h22_01

But this is not the only magic of this tool. Using the , any WinPE based image can be made into a bootable USB stick! This includes:
Windows Vista
Windows 7
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 R2
Custom Microsoft Deployment Toolkit image (built via Media)
ERD Commander 6.0
ERD Commander 6.5
Windows USB DVD Download tool

Here is a step-by-step example…. I have an ERD Commander 6.5 ISO that I built using the Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (MSDaRT) on my Windows 7 computer.

  1. Create an ISO of your WinPE based image and save it to a folder on your computer.
  2. Insert a USB flash drive, 4GB or larger capacity, into the computer.
  3. Install the Windows USB DVD Download Tool and run the program.
  4. Simply follow the wizard from here!