Make Your Own Windows or Microsoft Office Installation DVD

By | January 15, 2017
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Make Your Own Windows or Microsoft Office Installation DVD

If you’re using any version of Windows 7, 8.1, or Windows 10, you can download a small program (less than 1 MB) that you can use to download Microsoft ISO files for all versions of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 and Office 2007 through 2016. These downloads come directly from Microsoft. The program generates a unique download link for you that you can use to download your preferred version of Windows or Microsoft office. But don’t use this program unless you’re ready to download the ISO file – the links generated expire in approximately 24 hours. The ISO files are downloaded directly from Microsoft so you don’t have to worry about the integrity of the files.

ISO files are image files from which you can create an installation DVD. Windows 7, 8.1 and Windows 10 have native support for ISO files, so if you put a blank, writable DVD in your CD/DVD drive, all you’ll have to do is double-click the ISO file you downloaded to create the installation CD.

A couple of caveats. You must have the Windows product key or Office product key for the version of Windows or Office you download. If you don’t know what your product key is, you can use a program like ProduKey from Nirsoft to find it. ProduKey finds both Windows and Office product keys. You can also use a program call reCALL to find your keys. You can read more about reCALL here . Note: On the reCALL page, you may have to select your language from the selector in the upper right corner of the page. Windows 10 users please note: If you have Windows 10 installed, you should not need a product key – it is usually hard-wired in your BIOS.

We highly recommend having a Windows installation DVD handy. Not only can you use it to install or reinstall Windows, you can also use it to boot your PC if your PC fails to boot. When you boot from the installation DVD you’ll be able to access troubleshooting tools and other features that can help you fix your PC

You can download the Microsoft ISO downloader from here: . It’s under 1 megabyte and you don’t install it, you just unzip and run it.

Here are some screenshots of the Microsoft ISO downloader in action:

Open the Microsoft ISO downloader and select the Windows or Office version you want.

The close up (above) shows that after you’ve selected the version you want – we chose Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, English – you can choose to generate a 32-bit or 64-bit download link.  But you don’t have to, the program will present download buttons for 32-bit and 64-bit versions you can click and download. You can choose various versions and languages, but remember you must have a product key for the version you download

If you choose to use the download buttons, instead of generated links to download, you will be asked to choose between 32-bit and 64-bit version. If you’re not sure, just click the little “FAQ” link displayed.

Once you click the 32-bit or 64-bit download button, your download will start. As you can see from the screen shot below, the downloads are genuine and come directly from Microsoft.

Download the Microsoft ISO downloader from here: . You do not install it, you just unzip and run it.

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One thought on “Make Your Own Windows or Microsoft Office Installation DVD

  1. David D Patrick

    Make Your Own Windows or Microsoft Office Installation DVD
    MUST I use a DVD – or can I use a flash stick?


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