Windows 10: create a USB pen to boot into windows 10 Solved

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  1.    27 Aug 2015 #1

    create a USB pen to boot into windows 10


    I understand there is an option to create a bootable USB pen to run windows 10 from, not talking about installing or repairing, but actually run windows 10 from a USB pen......can't remember what it's called, got a 16GB pen ready

    thanks
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  2.    27 Aug 2015 #2
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       27 Aug 2015 #3

    Mark Phelps said: View Post
    Thanks Mark and I have been wanting to know if it is possible to DO THAT. I suspect most everything is possible, and we or someone, somewhere just needs to keep trying, and invent a way.

    SECURITY of my Windows 10 - is a big deal.

    This will be on my SHORT list of things to do.... So many things to do and new things to learn more about... With only two more months to work - I will have plenty to do now and learn more later. Don't ever forget that READING is fun.
    All be safe... Cliff M.
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  4.    27 Aug 2015 #4

    Mark Phelps said: View Post
    read the procedure, wouldn't wintousb do the same thing, but easier ?.....also thought there was an MS tool just for this purpose, but could be wrong...
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  5.    27 Aug 2015 #5

    I think you are referring to Windows To Go, but the last I checked, you need one of a few very specific flash drives that were quite pricey. You also will likely need more than 16 GB.
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  6.    27 Aug 2015 #6

    I have a 64gb pen, apparently it's the read speed that's critical......
    will try wintousb and see what happens......thanks
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  7.    29 Aug 2015 #7

    reddwarf4ever said: View Post
    read the procedure, wouldn't wintousb do the same thing, but easier ?.....also thought there was an MS tool just for this purpose, but could be wrong...
    is this procedure for windows to go ? or just a Boot USB for repair etc.....? tried rufus and all went ok, but did not run from USB just asked if I wanted to install windows 10 !!!
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  8.    29 Aug 2015 #8

    Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education have an official Windows To Go utility in Control Panel. It will create a Windows To Go drive for you. It has to be a certified Windows To Go thumb drive or the utility won't use it though. My Kingston HyperX USB 3 64 GB thumb drive is rejected. I can however use an old slow IDE laptop drive in a USB enclosure.
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  9.    29 Aug 2015 #9

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education have an official Windows To Go utility in Control Panel. It will create a Windows To Go drive for you. It has to be a certified Windows To Go thumb drive or the utility won't use it though. My Kingston HyperX USB 3 64 GB thumb drive is rejected. I can however use an old slow IDE laptop drive in a USB enclosure.
    I have windows 10 home, thought it was still possible, if so could do with a tutorial...thanks
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  10.    29 Aug 2015 #10

    An unofficial build is till possible, link to tutorial in in the second post. Be advised that if you do this an use it on several different PC's, your likely going to have activation issues. The official Windows To Go utility creates an Enterprise Windows to Go drive.
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