Microsoft Delays Releasing Open Source Win 7 Tool

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Abrahm

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Couldn't this already be done without their tool? I remember installing Windows 7 Beta on an older Dell I had, it wouldn't boot from DVD so I had to put it on a USB to install it. I think HP has a free tool that helps you do this already.
 

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I'd like to have this - going to install 7 soon, I have an iso. I assume there's a way to mount the iso and copy it to a USB stick, or maybe the tool copies it directly from an iso to USB?
 

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[citation][nom]gtvr[/nom]I assume there's a way to mount the iso and copy it to a USB stick...[/citation]

Yes. I used UltraISO its newer (more advanced) version of MagicISO. I burned (mounted, whichever) the Freebie Win7 from MS on an 8GB usb drive.

Works perfectly. I'm sure there are others but thats what I used.
 

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My flash drive already does this, why do I need a tool? Takes about 5 minutes to setup any flash drive to install any os. I've personally done it with various flavors of linux, mac os x, win xp, vista, and 7, server 2k3 and 2k8.
 

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"We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to make the Windows 7 USB/DVD Tool available once again."

Since when is Microsoft being late on a software release news?
 
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how about just using a ubuntu live cd and the bootable usb drive creator that comes with it, all GNU
 

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So, that is setting the record straight: m$ did use GPLed code illegally, without respecting the licenses, and providing due credit.
Where are all those wintarded micro$uxx fankiddies whining that their god was wrongly accused?
 
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