Saturday, January 7, 2012

Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool Unable to Copy Files


I was planning to install Windows 8 Developer Preview on my netbook so I downloaded Microsoft Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool. Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool by Microsoft allows you to create bootable USB flash drive for Windows 7 and Windows 8 Developer Preview. This is specially useful for installing Windows operating system on netbooks or computers without optical disc drive.

While it starts to creating bootable USB device, it stopped and shows an error message "We were unable to copy your files. Please check your USB device and the selected ISO file and try again."

Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool - Creating bootable USB device

Well, don't fret. Neither your USB thumb drive spoiled nor ISO file causing the error. I've found a guide to fix this. UPDATE: Disable Antivirus first. Open command prompt with admin rights and run the diskpart tool:

diskpart
list disk
select disk # (# is the number of your USB. Make sure you selected the correct drive)
clean
create partition primary
select partition 1
active
format quick fs=fat32
assign
exit

When you done, Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool should be able to copy files to your USB thumb drive.

42 comments:

  1. Thanks for this info, this is really helpful..

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  2. I was perplexed as to why I was getting this error. This worked, thanks!

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  3. You're welcome. =) Microsoft should have fixed this long time ago.

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  4. you > microsoft thanks so much.


    F u bill, support ur products or quit injecting kids with the polio vaccine who really just need a fucking sandwich!

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  5. Guest to this blodspotMay 5, 2012 at 2:33 PM

    THANK YOU SO MUCH! :)     :D       ):-)  

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  6. Guest to this blogspotMay 5, 2012 at 2:34 PM

     we all know bill is a eugenicist.  thats why they ineject the poor kids..

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  7. No problem. Have a nice day.

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  8. if this wont work anyways, disable ur anti-vir and it will work fine :)

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  9. I may or may not but definitely love you. I've been trying for hours and you saved me. SOooooooo many thanks

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  10. No problem. Glad it works for you.

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  11. Thanks dude, worked for me.

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  12. And I felt like a boss doing that on prompt hahaha!

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  13. Glad it helped. Playing around with command line is cool. Matrix-like.

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  14. it worked , thnx alot

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  15. worked like a charm... really awesome solution... thnx... :)

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  16. This is the same thing as going into the partition tool thing (idk what it is called) and doing it manually, but just in cmd am I correct? But anyways, if it doesn's work still after you do this, disabling my antivirus worked perfectly.

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  17. Yes, thanks for the heads up.

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  18. Disable anti-virus should allows the "clean" command to proceed.

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  19. Thank you so much :) It worked like a charm :) #ThumbsUpBro

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  20. after making usb bootable my quickheal antivirus shows virus in autorun.inf and it does not boot

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  21. After executed the commands above, your usb flash drive is clean as a whistle. It is safe to turn off your antivirus, as long as your ISO image file is a genuine Windows. You won't go wrong with it.

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  22. Wow, the last thing I would of thought of, ANTI VIRUS!!
    That worked like a charm, I was just about to give up.


    Im running trend micro BTW

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  23. even with this tipps i had a problem. turns out: you have to turn off the antivirus software, at least mine (avira antivir) for the tool to work

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  24. wow, now i see that everybody had that thought with the antivirus already, could have saved me a lot of work. that DISQUS system does not really work great for me on IE 9 with Windows 7 - maybe it should be tweaked if not replaced. I did not see the posts in the first lace, had to change the Dicussion>Newest setting, plus it lags terribly...

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  25. Apologize for the inconvenience. I've updated the post so that others will notice it.


    Thanks.

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  26. Thank you so much. I was able to get it to work after following these simple steps.

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  27. Disabled AVG, ran these exact steps and the tool unformats the flash drive and gives me the error message. WTF?

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  28. i havent Firewall and have win xp what should i do?

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  29. thanks, disable antivirus works for me :)

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  30. I did this and it worked better, but got stuck on 99% and after a while, failed, followed by the same message. help?

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