For debug purposes I need to create a bootable windows 8 image on a USB drive (32 GB flash stick for preference but I could probably do a portable HD version)
Specifically our software is having problems working with Sony Vaio running Windows 8 when burning to DVD media (CD ROM media works) since the control we use seems to mis-report the media type. We have what I think is the same machine here in the office (our machine was shipped with windows 7 and thats the only difference I can see in specs) so I'd like to to see if I get the same problem in the office by running Windows 8 on that machine.
If it works in our office I can take the USB key to our client and boot their machine and see if the problem is fixed. If it's fixed then I can try removing the pre-installed software in case thats causing the problem, if it's not fixed then I've got a nasty hardware issue to try to diagnose.
I've read the windows 2 go stuff and while I could do this (we have some enterprise licences) I'm loathe to do all the faffing with image prep. (also the USB key I have here isn't Windows2Go certified)
So does anyone know if MS provide a bootable eval windows 2 go image that I can test with (I can't find one)? Or can I install windows 8 to the USB key and then boot from it via the bios without screwing up the Windows 7 install on the machine we have in the office?
Basically I'm looking for suggestions on the best way forward from here.