How to Create a Windows To Go USB Drive in Windows 8

Windows To Go is an integrated tool in windows 8 enterprise edition that lets you to create a bootable USB in order to boot windows 8 enterprise without installation disc. These types of features are helpful in corporate or business environments to run on multiple systems.

How to Create a Windows To Go USB Drive in Windows 8 Enterprise ? Requirements

  • You have need of Windows 8 Enterprise image files in ISO format or bootable DVD installation disc to perform the process.
  • Your computer should be installed windows 8 Enterprise version.
  • At least 32GB or bigger mass storage device like USB pen drive, USB hard disk or SD card.

First Step

  • At first, insert the Windows 8 enterprise bootable installation disc in DVD drive.
  • Press keyboard shortcut (windows key+W) to bring up settings search window.
  • Next, type keyword “windows to go” in search bar and click on similar link in search results in left side.

windows to go search in windows 8 Second Step

  • Now a window named create a windows to go workspace wizard appears. Here choose the drive from list view. Click on Next button.
choose drive to work with windows to go
  • It will now search image file of windows 8 enterprise version be default from optical drive.
choose windows 8 image
  • Next click on Skip button to left configure the BitLocker security feature.
set bitlocker security on wondows 8

Third Step

  • Make sure that your USB drive have been formatted, click on Create button.
create window to go workspace
  • The process of creating the Windows To Go workspace requires up to 15 or more minutes because it depends on USB transfer speed between the system.
  • While the process Windows To Go is finished, check the No tab and click on Save and close button.
choose a boot option

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Topics:  Windows 8