Learn to fix “selected file is not a valid iso file” error. This issue comes in Windows USB DVD tool when selecting iso file. Follow given steps to fix it.

“The Selected ISO File is Not a Valid ISO File” – Error Overview

Today most of people use USB or Pen drive for Windows Installation. Because it is fast, efficient and portable. Whereas burning on DVD trend is falling down. Microsoft launched their own tool to serve this purpose. The software named Windows USB DVD tool. But this tool gives a error which is becoming very usual and people are now shifting to alternatives.

fix selected file is not a valid iso file error

Well most of us may have encountered this error while using Microsoft USB DVD tool. Ever wondered why this error occur and how to fix it? Because Microsoft USB DVD tool works fine ONLY on untouched official ISO files of WIndows 7, Windows 8 or 8.1 versions. So if you select any other modified ISO or customized ISO images then this error pops up that “The selected file is not a valid ISO file. Please select a valid ISO file and try again.

How To Fix Selected File Is Not A Valid Iso File Error

Well there is very easy alternative for this. Just download the Universal USB Installer from below button and Install it. This is working perfectly fine for all sort of Windows ISO including untouched and modified/customized.

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Once you install it, Open the tool and from drop down you can select Windows 7 Installer or Windows 8 Installer. Depending upon your need. If you want to install windows 8.1 still you can select windows 8 Installer option it will work fine. I recently used this tool to successfully installed Windows 8.1 Pro.

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This tool will never give the error “The Selected File is Not a Valid ISO File.” So you can sit back and enjoy the quick and easy installation of windows. Moreover you can also install couple of other open source linux and Live Operating systems.

Before Installing Software You Must Watch This Installation Guide Video



New Method 100% Working & Tested

Download the Rufus Software from Download Button and Open it.

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After you open it. Follow Below Steps:-

  • Plug in your Pen Drive into USB Flash Port.
  • To make a Windows bootdisk ( Windows XP/ Windows 7/ Windows 8/ Windows 8.1) select NTFS as file system from the drop down.
  • Then click on the buttons that looks like a DVD drive, that one near to the checkbox that says “Create bootable disk using:”
  • Choose the XP ISO file.
  • Click Start
  • Done!



This Post was Last Updated On: January 20, 2022