How to Create a Windows 8 To Go USB Drive

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    #4 thals1992, Sep 7, 2012
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    Microsoft provided a powershell script, Install-WindowsImage.ps1, but it needed to be downloaded, and it only worked on Win 8 RP.

    EDIT: Microsoft has obsoleted that script for Convert-WindowsImage.ps1

    h**p://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/Convert-WindowsImageps1-0fe23a8f
     
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    Best Available Tool and it's from Microsoft (ONE SET ONLY)

    Dear Steve, your procedure is correct, but once Microsoft released this tool, nothing was easier. The name which could be found in the Web is: Windows 7 USB / DVD Download Tool, the direct links could be found at MICROSOFT or CNET, it works for Windows 7 or 8 and runs under x86 / x64. Good luck!
     
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    windows 8 enterprise comes with a wizard to create "Windows to Go" disks... just search for "windows to go" on an installed windows 8 enterprise... with this wizard you just have to select the wim files and afterwards everything is done by the wizard...
     
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    On a full working windows 8 enterprise (not the eval, or previews) when you try to use the windows to go wizard you must have a certified windows 8 to go usb or it will not allow you to make the usb.
     
  8. whoareyouxda

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    i keep getting this error...

     
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    I get the same error, do you need a special USB key? I tried using a partitioning utility to apply a second NTSF partition and the software returned the message that I would not be able to view the second partition because it was unsupported?
     
  10. PaulDesmond

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    Jessy, I didn't know that you share an HDD with Megan :D
     
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    That is because Windows recognize all hdd less or equal to 32gb as removable drive and you can not partition a removable drive in 2 partitions.

    2. To get rid of this limitation there is one free utility called dummydisk just install it and you can now partition your usb in two partitions.
     
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    That is because Windows recognize all hdd less or equal to 32gb as removable drive and you can not partition a removable drive in 2 partitions.

    2. To get rid of this limitation there is one free utility called dummydisk just install it and you can now partition your usb in two partitions.
     
  13. pisthai

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    You're wrong!
    On an 4GB USB Stick, you could place 4 Partitions! Just need to go the right way. Don't need any 3.party apps for that./ Diskpart from MS will just do the job.
     
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    I ran it with the Kingston stick and had no issues. Certainly. I do no business with, so it is ok for me
     
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  17. pisthai

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    In Thailand you're never sure it's Original or Copy! The chinese copies looking exact as the originals!! Even once I bought from an Kingston Importer Copy USB Sticks!! I need those drive for to service my customers and for that the spaces of an stick wouldn't big enough, min. 256 GB is needed. So HDD's are on order and use them with USB 3.0 Case, there isn't any problem with installing the WinToGo drives.
     
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