Is it possible to install windows10 on a usb key

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  1. lievre

    lievre MDL Senior Member

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    Is it possible to install windows10 on a usb key

    I'd like to be able to test things.

    So is it possible to install windows 7/8/10 on a usb key

    I've try but in the installation choice, my usb key is never there.

    I try to install windows with a usb key or a dvd same thing.

    Anybody know how to do it?

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    MS_User MDL Guru

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  4. kuroda

    kuroda MDL Senior Member

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    ...USB KEY?...:eek:
     
  5. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    USB stick, it's the same thing.
     
  6. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Addicted

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    Theoretically, it is possible. Windows 7 does not want to work particularly well, but Windows 8 will work, but it is much slower if usually installed version.
    Windows 10 - have not tried, but did not see any reason, why it should not work.
     
  7. Edward266

    Edward266 MDL Novice

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    I am wondering if the OP means Windows-To-Go. Meaning can you install Windows to a USB not from a USB.
     
  8. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    Sure it would be nice if you would read the question. this is what u said........if u would have read the question like u did not....u would have read win10 or USB key wish is the same thing as a flash drive.
     
  9. lievre

    lievre MDL Senior Member

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    I want to install windows 10 on a USB.

    Not the program but the system.

    I use a usb key to install windows already.

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  11. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    should have mention that from the start.
     
  12. Gharlane00

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    He did....
     
  13. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    Just use imagex /apply or dism /applymage to deploy windows on th usebkey then install/configure the bootloader and you're done

    W8/8.1/and 10 works on usb w/o any needed mod to the OS.
     
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  14. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    no go back and read....he said windows10 not system
     
  15. Gharlane00

    Gharlane00 MDL Addicted

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    "Is it possible to install windows10 on a usb key"

    I had no problem knowing what he meant.

    He did not say from a usb key