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How to use the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool to install Microsoft Office ISO's

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  1. Issues installing ISO files
  2. Using the Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool to install Office ISO's

This article provides information on how to use the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool to install Microsoft Office ISO's.

Issues installing ISO files

An ISO file is an image of a CD/DVD, with all the files on the CD/DVD compressed into one single file. Windows isn't able to open and read this file type natively. You would need an additional application to either read and extract the file, or to burn it directly to a CD/DVD to be accessed from the disc.

You may experience issues when installing ISO files, for instance when installing Microsoft's Office 2013 OEM version SLN289343_en_US__1iC_External_Link_BD_v1, or when installing an ISO file from MSDNSLN289343_en_US__1iC_External_Link_BD_v1 or TechNetSLN289343_en_US__1iC_External_Link_BD_v1. The Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool provides a quick and easy way to download the ISO file and install it directly from your system.

NOTE: Dell does not directly support the installation or use of the Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool. The Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool has been recognized as a good resource for installing Office 2013 ISO files from Microsoft. This article is meant to provide our Dell customers with basic guidelines on how to utilize the Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool for this specific issue.

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Using the Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool to install Office ISO's

While the tool was written specifically to work with Windows 7 ISO files from Microsoft, you can also use the tool to install the Office 2013 ISO files by following the steps below:

1. Download the Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool from the Microsoft StoreSLN289343_en_US__1iC_External_Link_BD_v1:


SLN289343_en_US__51392329395437.Windows 7 USB_DVD download tool download page

2. You will see the following icon on your desktop when the download is complete:

SLN289343_en_US__61392329462749.Windows 7 USB_DVD download tool desktop icon

3. Insert a USB flash drive (4GB or larger) into a USB port on your system.

4. Go to Start, click on Computer, and right-click the icon for that flash drive. Then select Format and choose Quick Format from the Format options:

SLN289343_en_US__71392329536811.USB drive format options

5. Be aware that formatting the flash drive will erase all data on the drive. Click OK to accept the warning that appears to proceed with the format:

SLN289343_en_US__81392329567717.USB drive format warning

6. Then click on Browse and go to the location of the ISO file. Click Next :

SLN289343_en_US__91392329725341.Browse to ISO file location

7. On the screen to Choose Media Type, select USB device:

SLN289343_en_US__101392329845372.Choose media type

8. Then use the dropdown menu to choose your formatted USB flash drive and press Begin copying:

SLN289343_en_US__111392329899700.Insert USB device

9. You will now see it copying the ISO file over, which may take a few minutes:

SLN289343_en_US__121392329940262.Usb drive copying files

10. Bootable USB device created successfully will appear when the process completes. We will not be booting to the drive to install Office from the ISO. Instead, go to Start>Computer and browse to the USB flash drive. The orange Office logo will be the new icon for this USB flash drive:

SLN289343_en_US__131392330001683.Browse to USB drive Office logo

11. Once in the USB flash drive folder click the setup application (which also has the Office icon). The Office 2013 install will now begin:

SLN289343_en_US__141392330028777.USB setup

NOTE: You will be prompted for either a Windows Account login or the Product Key for the Office 2013 program once the install is complete. You will need to enter this information for full access to the program.

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