Question Why is Microsoft giving me a .exe file when I try to download the ISO for my OS?

Andross64

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- Main drive that had the OS on it failed(everything was backed up so it's all good).

- I go to the Microsoft page where you can re-download the ISO to reinstall the OS on your machine.

- My code works fine but...... It gives me a .exe file even though the page says download ISO.

- I need to make a bootable USB drive to install the OS on my new blank drive, and I'm not sure how to do that with a .exe of Windows 7, I don't even know if you can?

This is the page that's giving me the .exe https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows7
Any help appreciated! Thanks!
 

Andross64

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Did you try to open the exe? It may be a Media Creation Tool like you get when downloading Windows 10.
I did, and the .exe seemed to want to start installing the win7 OS on the other computer I was downloading it with. Super weird.
I solved my problem with a win8 disk I found laying around. Was hoping to use win7 as I didn't care for win8 as much, but whatever.
Thanks for the reply Velocity!
 

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