Questions tagged [windows-to-go]

Windows To Go is a feature in Windows 8 Enterprise that enables a computer to boot from devices such as USB flash drives and external hard drives.

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Windows To Go not booting from NVMe Enclosure on some computers

I managed to install Windows (10) To Go UEFI to an NVMe SSD enclosed in a USB 3.2 case through Rufus. I created the bootable disk on a laptop (let's call it PC1). The first time I booted the WTG, I ...
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Fail to boot from external SSD

My laptop recently broke down due to some hardware problems related to the motherboard. To restore my working environment, I plugged out the SSD drive where the operating system is installed and ...
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INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE in Windows when booting from USB

I have installed Windows on a removable USB drive, but whenever I try to boot from it, it bluescreens with an error code of INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE. Why does this happen, and how can I make it boot ...
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How to access system laptop system drive using Windows to Go

I'm booting a laptop using a Windows to Go (Win 10 home) USB. After booting I cannot see the local drive of the laptop. The laptop has only 1 drive with a single partition. It is also BitLocker ...
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Windows to go failing to boot when changing usb-C to usb-A

I've got an external SSD which works just fine with usb-C connection and Windows-to-go installed on it. Unfortunately if I plug it in using the usb-C-to-usb-A converter included with it, my UEFI boot ...
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Why does windows 10 crash/reboot after a few minutes of sleep?

I've got a Dell XPS which crashes/reboots a few minutes after entering sleep. Some other facts: Running fully updated win 10 I'm booting Windows To Go (via usb) Hibernation is disabled There's no log ...
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Windows 8.1 Most built-in metro apps not working. Event Viewer says that the package state is "License Issue"

I'm running Windows 8.1 and most of the metro apps that came preinstalled aren't working. I don't know why it's doing it. In case you're want some information on the computer, the secondary hard drive ...
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How to get Windows To Go USB to work on ASUS / AMD hardware?

I have the following hardware: ASUS ROG Zenith Extreme motherboard AMD Threadripper 1950x Nvidia RTX 2070 graphics card USB 3.0 flash drive with Windows 10 Home To Go I want to be able to adjust the ...
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Windows to Go Stuck in "Preparing Automatic Repair"

My hard disk crashed (Running Enterprise Windows, original) and ever since, I have been running Windows to Go from my 128GB SanDisk pen drive smoothly - till last week, after I booted into the pen ...
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Slow speed of a 64GB USB flash when using Windows To Go

I would like to install Windows on a 64GB USB flash drive, with Rufus, and using windows To Go. I already did this with an other key, a SanDisk key of 32GB, USB 3.0. On this "small" key, the OS is ...
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"This feature is not available in a portable workstation environment." error

After cloning Windows 10 to an SSD, Windows 10 keeps opening dialog boxes with the message "This feature is not available in a portable workstation environment". They also appear when I try to use "...
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Creating a multi boot usb drive containing windows to go, Ubuntu and falcon fours

hi I am new to the world of multi booting, i am trying to create a multi boot usb with, windows to go, Ubuntu and falcon fours. i tried using yumi but there is no option of installing a win to go, i ...
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What will be the drawbacks of installing Windows 10 on an external hard disk (Windows-To-Go) performance wise?

Will my system's performance be significantly affected if I use an external hard disk to use windows? The internal hard disk on my laptop failed; I want to get a new laptop but can't do so for a few ...
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Can I transfer an external hdd with Windows to go to internal sata hdd?

I have successfully installed WindowsToGo win10 pro on an external hdd with enclosure. But bootup is slow cause it's just USB. Can I remove the hdd from the enclosure and put it directly inside my ...
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Windows 10 to go on partition of external usb drive

I have an external drive with a free partition and all I want is creating a "windows 10 to go" on it so I can boot on this partition to run a live version of windows 10. Nonetheless, I only found ...
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Is it possible to install drivers on windows 10 to go and run it on multiple computers

Is there any Problem if I installed drivers from "windows update" or any third party programs on windows to go and than run it on multiple computers?
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Bitlocker, or other full-disk encryption (FDE), on Windows 8.1 To Go

I am currently running Windows 8.1 (Pro) To Go on a 256 GB Samsung T3 flash drive and I am wanting to enable Bitlocker, or any FDE/WDE solution, on it. Currently it is able to boot from a 500 MB EFI ...
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Creating a Windows to Go ISO from an installed system

Is it possible to create a Windows to Go (WTG) disc image from a pre-installed OS? My corporate laptop has finally been upgraded to Windows 10, WTG has been approved for use by our information ...
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How can I safely resize a partition created by Windows To Go?

Is there some way to resize a partition created by the Windows 8.1 Enterprise Widows To Go "wizard" without risking the boot system? If not, is there some other way to deploy a Windows to Go live ...
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Windows 10 portable - performance and limitations

I am considering using Windows 10 portable from a fast 64GB USB 3.0 stick, 200MB/s r/w. Should I expect any performance degradation besides my internal SATA SSD to external USB stick degradation. Are ...
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How to create a Windows To Go that can be updated with OS updates

rem These commands copy the selected image file to rem predefined hard disk partitions on a UEFI-based computer. rem Usage: ApplyImage WimFileName rem Example: ApplyImage E:\Images\ThinImage.wim ...
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Updating a (Windows 10 Home) Windows To Go installation

I have a Windows to Go (W2G) Windows 10 Home installation. The Anniversary Update was released a few days ago. However, I cannot install it because "You can't install Windows on a USB flash drive ...
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Constructing a readonly Windows system partition?

I am creating a system for testing performance in virtualized environments. I have created a Windows 2016 VM that contains various tools for simulating load (such as stressing the CPU, or allocating ...
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I created a Windows To Go hard drive and it requires legacy boot

I used AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition 6.0 to create a Windows To Go hard drive (MBR, 4 partitions, Toshiba USB 3.0 v73600-H 2TB) Click for screenshot. I am able to boot to my hard drive, ...
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How to run Windows 10 from an external hard drive? [duplicate]

I am currently able to boot from an external drive or multiboot USB. Taking this concept one step further, I have 3 questions: 1) Is it possible to install and run Windows 10 on a portable external ...
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Windows-To-Go - Block access to data when connected to a normal Windows PC

We would like to use Windows-To-Go in our company. I have installed it on a Windows-To-Go certified USB key. I really love it, but I'm a little concerned regarding access to the file-system. The ...
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Cannot write to Windows to Go root directory

I have a Windows to Go drive that I'd also like to use as a normal flash drive. However, I can't move files to the root directory, or copy files there. Attempting to do so produces this error: An ...
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Windows 10 To Go still requires "fixed" drive?

More details: http://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/windows-10-to-go-still-required-fixed-drive.378528/ Unfortunately, TechNet was of no help either: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-...
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Windows 8.1 To Go inaccessible boot device error

I have a Windows 8 partition on my hard drive which I've been trying to get to boot into Windows. I first just boot into my drive, then I get a screen saying: :( Your PC ran into a problem and needs ...
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Unset "Windows to go" on Windows 8.1

While trying to boot my Windows 8.1 OS I was able to make it seen as a Windows to Go OS, while now I moved back the HD internally. In order to enable BitLocker I need to remove the "Windows to Go" ...
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Can't make windows 7 to go bootable

I am trying to create a bootable Windows 7 To Go USB drive (It is possible, as looking in the sources folder it has install.wim). I followed this guide and I simply had to take out /f ALL as that ...
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Windows To Go - prevent internal disks from going online

I created Windows To Go from Windows 8.1 Pro according to these manual http://www.howtogeek.com/196817/how-to-create-a-windows-to-go-usb-drive-without-the-enterprise-edition/. But host PC disks are ...
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Windows To Go Device using Windows Technical Preview

I have successfully made a Windows To Go Device by the steps in this Technet forum post: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/6991.windows-to-go-step-by-step.aspx Note: I ...
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What could possibly set Windows To Go certified USB drives apart from uncertified ones?

Since the choice between "Windows To Go"-certified drives is so limited (Microsoft - Windows To Go) and so expensive - I wondered if there could be anything as simple as a flag on the USB or just ...
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Windows To Go boot error 0xC00000E9 on USB 3.0 ports

I found a post (Windows to go usb 3.0 booting problems) which may be the answer but I wanted to throw this out there because the scenario described is not exactly the same and the error code is not ...
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Recover Windows to Go (BitLocker enabled)

How can I recover (maybe just use start up repair??) Windows to Go on USB? When I want to boot the PC it asks for the BitLocker password. I type it and it starts to boot. Then it crashes with an ...
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Can you build a Windows To Go device with Windows 8 Pro OEM? [duplicate]

Microsoft introduced a feature called "Windows To Go" with Windows 8 Enterprise allowing to install Windows on a USB mass storage device similar to Linux Live distributions. The documentation supplied ...
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Does provisioning a Windows to go drive delete all data?

I am thinking of creating a windows-to-go workspace, but need to know if creating the workspace will cause all data on the drive to be wiped or if it just creates a separate partition for the windows-...
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Usb only shows up at 'safely remove hardware'

I've got a Kingston Datatraveler Workspace 32gb that has 'windows to go' on it. After installing some updates and rebooting, I could not get past the bios screen. When I boot from my HD and just plug ...
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Windows to go usb 3.0 booting problems

why Windows to go don't boot from USB 3.0 in some PC? It start booting, but after few minutes shows blue screen with error: "Inaccessible Boot Device". On USB 2.0 works good. P.S. I use Kingston ...
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Windows 8 Professional X86 on Internal HDD being reconized as a Windows To Go

I just clean installed a copy of Windows 8 Professional I got from Dreamspark academic. And when I got to the start menu it says that I shouldn't unplug the usb on my windows to go session. Weird ...
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What is Windows To Go in Windows 8?

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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Is there an equivalent to Windows To Go for personal use?

Windows To Go is one of the most exciting Windows 8 features to me - the ability to pack up your desktop environment and take it with you anywhere is extremely appealing. Unfortunately, it's only ...
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Which editions of Windows 8 support Windows To Go?

With the consumer previews of Windows 8, I was able to install and run Windows 8 off a thumbdrive/USB hard drive. Is this still supported in the retail release, and can I still do this using the ...
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