Friday, March 02, 2012

Windows 8 To Go - A step by step setup guide...

TechNet Articles - Windows To Go Step by Step

Introduction
New to windows 8 is a feature called "Windows to go".
Windows to go allows you to run windows on USB device such as
USB stick or USB hard drive.

Table of Contents

Before you begin
  1. Have a USB 3.0 drive that reports as fixed.
    • Note: Most USB flash drives do not report as fixed and are not performant enough for Windows To Go
  2. Have a host system with Windows 8 client installed (should have two free drive letters, preferably S and W).
  3. A Windows 8 .wim file (can be from install media or a captured custom image).
Step by Step guide on building Windows To Go

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I'm kind of hoping to find an easier, i.e. a click-click-click, means of setting up a Windows To Go USB stick, but in the mean time I've not seen any other guides yet, so this one currently wins... ;)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

"I'm kind of hoping to find an easier, i.e. a click-click-click, means of setting up a Windows To Go USB stick, but in the mean time I've not seen any other guides yet, so this one currently wins... ;)
"

you could use the portable workspace wizard. thats what it was meant for.

Greg Duncan said...

Yep, that looks like it... Hopefully we'll see that in the RP

Here's some related links;
http://www.windowsblogitalia.com//2011/04/utilizzare-portable-workspace-creator.html
http://www.windows8geek.com/2011/04/portable-workspace-creator-will-allow-to-run-windows-8-from-usb-storage-device/
http://softandrose.blogspot.com/2011/04/running-microsoft-windows-8-on-usb.html