Windows to go -- so easy to create now


jimbo45

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Hi folks --
For testing all these builds etc - if you have any spare old USB3 HDD's / SSD's etc - I suggest you use latest version of Rufus to create WindowstoGo systems of W11 builds etc -- great way of testing on REAL hardware without hosing up your current system.

Rufus does it really simply for new installs -- even from WITHIN VM's == you just need RUFUS, the iso of the windows build you want to install and a USB device

Then simply from within Rufus select advanced - show USB disks, the select iso and "Windows To Go" for type of Windows install

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When it finishes just boot the device and it will finish setting up windows -- great testing tool if you have some spare drives -- easy to move to different machines as well !!!. You can re-size partitions etc afterwards if you only want to use small partitions.

Cheers
jimbo
 

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When you reboot, how are you selecting the boot drive?
 

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I think I'll give it a try when I have some free time. I'll use EasyBCD to setup a dual boot.
 

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When you reboot, how are you selecting the boot drive?
BIOS/UEFI boot selection menu. Before your main-os boot loader.
It says it's a USB connected HDD/SSD drive. Works the same way as a flash stick booting though better for 'to go' read/write setups.
Some of these drives will be detected as SATA on the boot menu since those are mostly USB to SATA controllers.
 

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Great suggestion, @jimbo45. I'm definitely going to try this out. Getting ready to rebuild my production desktop with Ryzen 5800X, B550 mobo, 64GB RAM and PCIe x4 SSD. This way, I can try Win11 out on the hardware, while still keeping my production environment intact. Good stuff!
--Ed--
 

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Great suggestion, @jimbo45. I'm definitely going to try this out. Getting ready to rebuild my production desktop with Ryzen 5800X, B550 mobo, 64GB RAM and PCIe x4 SSD. This way, I can try Win11 out on the hardware, while still keeping my production environment intact. Good stuff!
--Ed--
Hi there

Tested - works with latest W11 builds -- get iso's via UUPDUMP, and also W2K19 and W2K22 servers.
Not sure though on "Secure boot" -- UEFI is no problem but I haven't been able to test this with sec boot = although presumably if that's enabled in the Real BIOS the Windows install should take care of it !!!

I've also around 5 or 6 spare older 128 GB SSD's that I would otherwise have junked - makes great testing scenarios -- otherwise I would have just thrown those away. On USB3->SATA response is perfectly good.

Cheers
jimbo
 

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Hi there

Tested - works with latest W11 builds -- get iso's via UUPDUMP, and also W2K19 and W2K22 servers.
Not sure though on "Secure boot" -- UEFI is no problem but I haven't been able to test this with sec boot = although presumably if that's enabled in the Real BIOS the Windows install should take care of it !!!

I've also around 5 or 6 spare older 128 GB SSD's that I would otherwise have junked - makes great testing scenarios -- otherwise I would have just thrown those away. On USB3->SATA response is perfectly good.

Cheers
jimbo
I just tried it out. Much easier than any other method I've used previously, especially the command line!
 

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Hi folks --
For testing all these builds etc - if you have any spare old USB3 HDD's / SSD's etc - I suggest you use latest version of Rufus to create WindowstoGo systems of W11 builds etc -- great way of testing on REAL hardware without hosing up your current system.
Why wouldn't you use a UFD for Windows To Go?
 

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NVMe (M.2) or mSATA SSDs are faster than spinning media, and ditto for flash media. The fastest USB peripheral you can run these days is a PCIe x3 or better NVMe in a Thunderbolt 3 or 4 or USB-C enclosure. It runs at least an order of magnitude faster than the fastest UFD. If that doesn't matter to you, UFD is fine. But if speed counts, it's the only way to go.
HTH,
--Ed--

PS: I've tried numerous NVMe enclosures and can provide input on which ones are worth buying and which ones have disappointed me. PM me if you're interested in that info...
 

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Rather than use the BIOS to access the WtG install, there is an entry in the old control Panel (Windows 10) in the Hardware and Sound section (not sure if it even exists in W11)

This allows your next boot to be from the Windows to Go USB connection

Screenshot 2021-10-11 073756.png

A little more elegant :wink:
 

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Rather than use the BIOS to access the WtG install, there is an entry in the old control Panel (Windows 10) in the Hardware and Sound section (not sure if it even exists in W11)

Yep, it's still there.

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Hi folks

Good info -- however I'm actually finding now that using physical Virtual "VHDX" drives (Not Virtual Machines) is often a simpler and more flexible way if you say want to test several Windows versions. You don't need to dedicate a whole external device -- you just need to ensure that the virtual disk file you create for the relevant Windows install is large enough. The only downside is that at boot you will get presented with a boot menu asking you to choose what system you want to boot. A 512GB external SSD is a great place to store about 5 or 6 different Windows versions while the unused space can be used for something else e.g a LINUX OS or just data ehich is acessible to any of the Windows systems.

Simply create a VHDX file for each windows system -- use Disk mgmt (right mouse click on the Windows icon) -- make sure you choose fixed size, attach the VHDX and clone the system / install system.

After cloning / install boot up a winpe disk, and install the bootloader. If it's all done on the external drive your internal "C" drive will not be touched - however in this case you will then need to use the BIOS to select boot from external drive. You can also change the bootr entries menu to more memorable names with bcdedit.

Both approaches have their merit -- I used to use WintoGo but find especially with larger external SSD's the "VHDX" physical disk apprach is better -- YMMV of course. !! --Remember also that the Windows systems need to be activated -- but having different builds of say W10 won't normally affect activation.

Cheers
jimbo




Cheers
 

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This has been in Rufus for many years.
Also, this might be a distinction without a difference but I did some research on Windows To Go a while ago, I believe that the makers of Rufus confuse WTG with Native Boot, as WTG is dead according to MSFT. It was removed from Windows 10 with build 2004 and it also required Windows Enterprise edition and specialized hardware (a certified USB drive that shows up as a fixed disk).
If you just want to test a build on real hardware without interfering with your main Windows installation, you can set this up without a USB drive. It will run off a VHD file which can be on your C: drive if you have the disk space.
See Native Boot Windows 11 Virtual Hard Disk (VHDX)
 

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    custom
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    Intel® Core i7-12700K
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    Gigabyte Z690 AORUS ELITE DDR4 (rev. 1.0)
Yes it is true that Windows 10 no longer has the ability to create a Windows to Go install,. However the ability to use one is still included in Windows 10, and also in Windows 11. So the use of Rufus to create the WtG Install is still very valid and working fine.
 

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    AMD RYZEN 9 7950X OEM
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    *3XS*ASUS TUF B650 PLUS WIFI
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    64GB [2x32GB Corsair Vengeance 560 AMD DDR5]
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    3XS* ASUS DUAL RTX 4060 OC 8G
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    On motherboard Feeding SPDiF 5.1 system [plus local sound to each monitor]
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    32" UHD 32 Bit HDR Monitor + 43" UHD 4K 32Bit HDR TV
    Screen Resolution
    2 x 3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    3XS Samsung 980Pro 2TB M.2 PCIe4 4 x 8TB Data + Various Externals from 1TB to 8TB, 10TB NAS
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    3XS Corsair RM850x 850w Fully Modular
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    FDesign Define 7 XL BK TGL Case - Black
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    3XS iCUE H150i ELITE Liquid Cool, Quiet Case fans
    Keyboard
    Wireless Logitec MX Keys + K830 [Depending on where I'm Sat]
    Mouse
    Wireless Logitec - MX Master 3S +
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    950 MB Down 55 MB Up
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    Latest Chrome
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    BitDefender Total Security [Latest]
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    Shuttle Pro v2 Control Pad
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    Windows 11 Pro x64 [Latest release]
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    Laptop
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    Dell XPS 17 9700
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    i7 10750H
    Motherboard
    Stock
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    32 GB
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    Stock Intel + GTX 1650 Ti
    Sound Card
    Stock 4 speaker
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    Stock 17" + 32" 4K 3840 x 2160 HDR-10
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2400 HDR touchscreen
    Hard Drives
    2TB M2 NVMe
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    Stock + 2 fan cooling pad
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    Stock Trackpad +Logi Mx Master 3 or MX Ergo Trackball
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    Stock Illuminated + Logi - MX Keys
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    950 MB Down 55 MB Up
    Browser
    Latest Chrome
    Antivirus
    BitDefender Total Security 2021
    Other Info
    Also use an Adjustable Support for Laptop and Adjustable stand for monitor
Yes it is true that Windows 10 no longer has the ability to create a Windows to Go install,. However the ability to use one is still included in Windows 10, and also in Windows 11. So the use of Rufus to create the WtG Install is still very valid and working fine.
As is the method of creating a "Windows To Go" with nothing but the standard Windows 10 installation USB flash drive or ISO file with no need to use third party software such as Rufus.
 

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    Homebuilt
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    AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT
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    ASUS ROG Crosshair VII Hero (WiFi)
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Education
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    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 7773
    CPU
    Intel i7-8550U
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Nvidia Geforce MX150
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 512GB NVMe SSD
    SK Hynix 512GB SATA SSD
    Internet Speed
    Fast!
I was expecting the Creation facility to be gone from Windows 10 by now, good to see it still retained, though I have not run enterprise for a while, and I would use Rufus for the job anyway, as it's one of my standard 3rd party essentials for USB management

It's always good to have more choice :-)
 

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    Windows 11 Pro x64 [Latest Release Preview] [Win11 PRO HighEnd MUP-00005 DD]
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    Scan 3XS to my design
    CPU
    AMD RYZEN 9 7950X OEM
    Motherboard
    *3XS*ASUS TUF B650 PLUS WIFI
    Memory
    64GB [2x32GB Corsair Vengeance 560 AMD DDR5]
    Graphics Card(s)
    3XS* ASUS DUAL RTX 4060 OC 8G
    Sound Card
    On motherboard Feeding SPDiF 5.1 system [plus local sound to each monitor]
    Monitor(s) Displays
    32" UHD 32 Bit HDR Monitor + 43" UHD 4K 32Bit HDR TV
    Screen Resolution
    2 x 3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    3XS Samsung 980Pro 2TB M.2 PCIe4 4 x 8TB Data + Various Externals from 1TB to 8TB, 10TB NAS
    PSU
    3XS Corsair RM850x 850w Fully Modular
    Case
    FDesign Define 7 XL BK TGL Case - Black
    Cooling
    3XS iCUE H150i ELITE Liquid Cool, Quiet Case fans
    Keyboard
    Wireless Logitec MX Keys + K830 [Depending on where I'm Sat]
    Mouse
    Wireless Logitec - MX Master 3S +
    Internet Speed
    950 MB Down 55 MB Up
    Browser
    Latest Chrome
    Antivirus
    BitDefender Total Security [Latest]
    Other Info
    Also run...
    Dell XPS 17 Laptop
    HP Laptop 8GB - Windows 10 Pro x64 HP 15.2"
    Nexus 7 Android tablet [x2]
    Samsung 10.2" tablet
    Blackview 10.2 Tablet
    Sony Z3 Android Smartphone
    Samsung S9 Plus Smartphone
    Wacom Pro Medium Pen Pad
    Wacom Pro Small Pen Pad
    Wacom ExpressKey Remote
    Loopdeck+ Graphics Controller
    Shuttle Pro v2 Control Pad
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro x64 [Latest release]
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 17 9700
    CPU
    i7 10750H
    Motherboard
    Stock
    Memory
    32 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Stock Intel + GTX 1650 Ti
    Sound Card
    Stock 4 speaker
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Stock 17" + 32" 4K 3840 x 2160 HDR-10
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2400 HDR touchscreen
    Hard Drives
    2TB M2 NVMe
    PSU
    Stock
    Case
    Stock Aluminium / Carbon Fibre
    Cooling
    Stock + 2 fan cooling pad
    Mouse
    Stock Trackpad +Logi Mx Master 3 or MX Ergo Trackball
    Keyboard
    Stock Illuminated + Logi - MX Keys
    Internet Speed
    950 MB Down 55 MB Up
    Browser
    Latest Chrome
    Antivirus
    BitDefender Total Security 2021
    Other Info
    Also use an Adjustable Support for Laptop and Adjustable stand for monitor
I was expecting the Creation facility to be gone from Windows 10 by now, good to see it still retained, though I have not run enterprise for a while, and I would use Rufus for the job anyway, as it's one of my standard 3rd party essentials for USB management

It's always good to have more choice :)
dism /apply-image should never go away in Windows 10 or 11, and it is available in all editions, Windows 10/11 Home up to Enterprise (and beyond!)
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Homebuilt
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Crosshair VII Hero (WiFi)
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Education
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 7773
    CPU
    Intel i7-8550U
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Nvidia Geforce MX150
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 512GB NVMe SSD
    SK Hynix 512GB SATA SSD
    Internet Speed
    Fast!
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