Windows 10: Can you install Windows 10 on a USB stick?

  1.    28 Nov 2016 #1

    Can you install Windows 10 on a USB stick?

    I often run Ubuntu Linux off of a USB onto which it has been installed.

    I'm just wondering, can you do the same with Windows 10 in that you install Windows 10 on a USB stick and then you can boot/run Windows 10 off the stick?

    Thank you
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  4.    29 Nov 2016 #4

    You might need another licence to run Windows 10 from a USB drive?
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  5.    29 Nov 2016 #5

    Hi there

    another quite useful solution is to install a minimal Linux system on a USB stick and then have Windows as a VM - you can use VMware player or VBOX on almost all known Linux distributions.

    This makes quite a reasonable Portable windows system -- Windows to Go often pops up for re-activation if you run the stick on different Hosts -- the Windows VM seems much more tolerant of being run on different hosts without a re-activation prompt.

    Use an external SSD or USB 3 stick --if using an SSD connect to USB3 via SATA-->USB3 connector -- around 5 USD/EUR for the cable. Perfectly acceptable response with an SSD or even an old laptop HDD -- not to sure though what it would be like on a USB stick though.

    Note though you will still need the initial Licence -- or you could use the Insider version for testing.

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