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I know that Windows To Go is a feature in Windows 8 Enterprise. I want to know that what is it and how it works for what?

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From MS technet.

What is Windows To Go?

Windows To Go is a new feature for enterprise users of Windows 8 that enables users to boot a full version of Windows from external USB drives on host PCs.

Does Windows To Go rely on virtualization?

No, Windows To Go is a native instance of Windows 8 that runs from a USB device. It is just like a laptop hard drive with Windows 8 that has been put into a USB enclosure.

Is Windows To Go supported on both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 drives?

No, Windows To Go is supported on USB 3.0 drives that are certified for Windows To Go.

Is Windows To Go supported on USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports?

Yes. Windows To Go is fully supported on either USB 2.0 ports or USB 3.0 ports on PC’s certified for Windows 7 or Windows 8.

How do I identify a USB 3.0 port?

USB 3.0 ports are usually marked blue or carry a SS marking on the side.

Does Windows To Go run faster on a USB 3.0 port?

Yes. Since USB 3.0 offers significantly faster speeds than USB 2.0, a Windows To Go drive running on a USB 3.0 port will operate considerably faster.

Can the user self-provision Windows To Go?

Yes, if the user has administrator permissions they can self-provision a Windows To Go drive using the Windows To Go Creator wizard which is included in Windows 8 Enterprise edition. Additionally, the Community Technology Preview (CTP) of Service Pack 1 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager includes support for user self-provisioning of Windows To Go drives. Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 CTP can be downloaded for evaluation from the Microsoft Download Center.

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your answer is a copy+paste from technet, and that's plagiarism. Don' do that. – Sathya Oct 26 '12 at 17:30
@Sathya fixed, accidentally hit the post answer button. – avirk Oct 26 '12 at 17:32
it's still a significant copy+paste. Adding blockquote is not the solution. – Sathya Oct 26 '12 at 17:33
@Sathya So what is the solution as I have given the reference link, not saying that its my own written. – avirk Oct 26 '12 at 17:35
rewrite it/summarize in your own words. – Sathya Oct 26 '12 at 17:36

Taken from the Wiki after a quick Google search

"Windows To Go is a feature in Windows 8 Enterprise that allows Windows 8 Enterprise to boot and run from mass storage devices such as USB flash drives and external hard disk drives. It is a fully manageable corporate Windows 8 environment."

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