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  1.    11 Oct 2017 #1
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    ANy chance to install Win 10 on external hard drive


    Hello

    I wonder if there is a chance to install fresh Win 10 on external hard drive (USB 3.0 )

    Thanks in advance
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  2.    11 Oct 2017 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raied View Post
    Hello

    I wonder if there is a chance to install fresh Win 10 on external hard drive (USB 3.0 )

    Thanks in advance
    Wintousb - UEFI Boot Manager, Windows To Go Creator, Free Data Recovery, Windows Deployment Tool.
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  3.    11 Oct 2017 #3
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    You can but it would be really slow if you are not using a SSD. You can setup a Portable Drive install with Windows To Go. Download Creating a Portable Windows 10 Environment with Windows To Go from Official Microsoft Download Center
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  4.    11 Oct 2017 #4
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    Thread Starter

    Thanks, but i understand its only for enterprise edition right?
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  5.    11 Oct 2017 #5
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    thanks a lot, is this software safe? also what you guys think about aomei partition assistant, is it safe too?
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  6.    11 Oct 2017 #6
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    Reputable members here would not recommend software that is not safe. @cereberus is a reputable member here. Aomei partition assistant is fine to us as well.
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  7.    12 Oct 2017 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raied View Post
    Thanks, but i understand its only for enterprise edition right?
    Yes, the Official Windows To Go Utility will only let you create an Enterprise Windows To Go drive. And it will only let you use Certified Windows To Go thumb drives. It will let you use just about any external hard drive you want though. I used an old laptop drive in a USB enclosure and it was painfully slow. YMMV
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  8.    14 Oct 2017 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Reputable members here would not recommend software that is not safe. @cereberus is a reputable member here. Aomei partition assistant is fine to us as well.
    Thanks for reply buddy

    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Yes, the Official Windows To Go Utility will only let you create an Enterprise Windows To Go drive. And it will only let you use Certified Windows To Go thumb drives. It will let you use just about any external hard drive you want though. I used an old laptop drive in a USB enclosure and it was painfully slow. YMMV
    Thanks for reply man

    i think your problem with Enterprise windows, its very heavy on normal computer

    any way i used WinToUSB software + windows 10 home on my 2 TP external hard drive (USB 3) and the computer work fast without any problems
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  9.    14 Oct 2017 #9
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    My slow speed was due to it being a 5400 RPM IDE laptop drive in a USB 2 enclosure. I used an Enterprise Windows To Go because I can legally do it. Plus that's the only install the Official WTG utility will let you make. It won't let you use any thing other than an Enterprise ISO to create the drive. I have a Visual Studio Subscription (formally MSDN) so I have legal keys to run Enterprise. Keep in mind that your Windows To Go install requires a license to use it. And that it "may" fail to stay activated if you use it on too many different PC's. Your setup isn't an official setup. Just a heads up. I will be doing up another WTG install after the fall update drops. This time though I'll use an SSD in a USB 3 enclosure.
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  10.    14 Oct 2017 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    My slow speed was due to it being a 5400 RPM IDE laptop drive in a USB 2 enclosure. I used an Enterprise Windows To Go because I can legally do it. Plus that's the only install the Official WTG utility will let you make. It won't let you use any thing other than an Enterprise ISO to create the drive. I have a Visual Studio Subscription (formally MSDN) so I have legal keys to run Enterprise. Keep in mind that your Windows To Go install requires a license to use it. And that it "may" fail to stay activated if you use it on too many different PC's. Your setup isn't an official setup. Just a heads up. I will be doing up another WTG install after the fall update drops. This time though I'll use an SSD in a USB 3 enclosure.
    Good luck buddy

    I will add my win cd key after trying the hard drive for 10 days to check if everything work fine
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