Before I explain how, let’s resume the experience of setting this up to explain who will use this. I think there are three reasons why this should be done.
First, the most likely is to use it to troubleshoot customer PCs.
Second, this is where my chosen device comes in, and I’m using it on a PC, library computer, or cyber cafe computer that I use but doesn’t own.
Third, people are using it as a very safe device for surfing the dark web.
About WinToUSB Software
First of all, it’s free and used WinToUSB. In most cases it works pretty well. The USB drive I used is a Kingston USB 3.0 data traveler with 128GB capacity and it’s $ 60.00 in a local store. I chose it because it is in the key ring, and I want to be with me in all cases. So I installed and started the software. The website says it’s compatible with Windows 10, Windows 10 TP is fully compatible and so is Home.
The odd thing is that Pro is not supported at all, even though TP and Pro are almost the same OS. So I tested this on some devices. The first was a 32GB USB2 flash drive, which caused problems here and was easily avoided when the instructions became clear. You will need 2 partitions for the device you are using.
1 GB using the FAT32 standard and 1 GB of remaining capacity for NTFS. If these are not set, the program will be bad because it divides the drive into two equal partitions. So it took about 20 minutes to install via USB2 and the OS worked as expected. I also used a USB3 external drive with the best features and finally the device was mentioned at the top. Therefore, if you select an installation source, select a target.
Then you can choose the partition, and as the installation progresses it really got farther away. So what now? Shut down the computer, then boot to UEFI BIOS. Select to boot from the boot manager of the flash drive. Perform an initial boot of the OS, installing drivers and updates. Each time you boot from another computer.
It takes time to boot the first time to install the driver, but subsequent booting is much faster. I have the following problem: Activation. Unlike enterprise editions of Windows where you can create a removable boot drive by default and pre-activate a copy, this is a unique copy of the window and requires a unique product key ……
When you reinstalled your operating system, you chose to install Windows 10 TP. What is my final view? … pretty good despite unclear instructions and activating Windows 10. Once I figured out the OS, it installed smoothly and once it booted it ran surprisingly well. Let me know if you want to see other programs for this program or programs for other tasks.
- Easy-to-use wizard interface that provides step-by-step instructions for installing Windows / WinPE on a USB drive.
- Install Windows / WinPE from an ISO image or CD / DVD drive.
- Support for Windows NT 6.x OS family (Vista / 7/8 / 8.1 / 2008/2008 R2 / 2012/2012 R2) and WinPE 2/3/4/5.
- Create a Windows To Go USB drive using any version of Windows 8 (.1).
- Support for MBR and GPT disk layouts.
- You do not need to install the Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK) or the Windows Evaluation and Deployment Kit (WADK).
- Support for Windows To Go creation directly from VHD or VHDX
- Added encrypted ESD support
- Other minor bug fixes
Windows Vista / 7/2008/2008 R2 does not have built-in USB 3.0 support, so Windows Vista / 7/2008/2008 R2 must boot from the USB 2.0 port. USB flash drives are very slow. It is recommended to use a USB hard disk because Windows will take a long time to install and run from a USB flash drive.
The Windows to go drive can boot from another computer, so you can go anywhere and use it on any computer. Windows 7 is not completely portable. There may be activation and driver issues when booting from another computer. You must be an administrator on the computer where you want to install WinToUSB.
- Windows XP or later (32/64 bit).
- Intel Pentium Processor.
- 256 MB of available RAM (512 MB or more recommended).
- 10 MB of free space on your hard drive.
- 800×600 graphics device (high resolution recommended)