windows 7 usb/dvd download tool doesn't work

I have been trying to use this tool for creating a USB drive for my note book,
I have download the windows vista iso image from here ==> http://www.microsoft.com/zh-hk/download/details.aspx?id=13158
And I can select it and running it, however, when the tool run till 99% it said that it is unable to copy the file,
First I thought it is because my USB drive is not working, but I don't think that three of them are not working at the same time,
Then I think that it may be because of my iso image won't be able to create a bootable USB drive,
But I find out that this tool can be used for creating the windows vista bootable USB drive from here==>http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_programs/install-windows-vista-from-usb-stick-using-windows/db0a7ee6-a32b-444a-9778-4e777f7b5b54
So I want to know that am I doing it in a wrong way or I can do it in this way

P.S
I am using my netbook to create the bootable USB drive, because my notebook is down and I am a international student ,
so I haven't bring my windows bootable disk with me, but I have the product key in the back of my notebook,
I have to use a USB drive to re-boot my notebook, my netbook is running a windows 7 starter,

 

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Last updated September 13, 2018 Views 20,295 Applies to:
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Sometimes if your USB stick has something in its MBR you might get the error
Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool error: We were unable to copy your files. Please check your USB device and the selected ISO file and try again.

You have to start command prompt as an Administrator (On Windows 7 that means right clicking the cmd and selecting Run as Administrator) and use the diskpart utility.


WARNING: Be careful to select the right drive or else your day won’t have a happy end because if you select the wrong drive you will lose all your data on this drive!


Instead of formatting the partition with FAT32, you can also use NTFS (like WUDT does), but then you need an extra step to make the drive bootable:

Bootsect.exe /nt60 X:

“X:” is the drive letter of your USB stick. Bootsect.exe can be found on the Windows 7 DVD in the boot folder. However, I can’t really recommend using NTFS. Some USB stick, at least, appeared to be slower with NTFS.

  1. Start command prompt as Administrator and type  diskpart 
  2. type  list disk
  3. type select disk  and number of your USB disk ( like select disk 1 )
  4. type  clean
  5. type  create partition primary
  6. type  select partition 1
  7. type  active
  8. type  format quick fs=fat32
  9. type  assign
  10. type exit  to exit the diskpart utility
  11. type exit  to close command prompt

Finally Bootable USB device created successfully.

Programming is like ****, One mistake and you have to support it for the rest of you life.

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