Windows 2 Go feature missing?

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  1. nexus76

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    One of the most interesting features of windows 8 is windows 2 go.
    Today I bought a Super Talent Express RAM Cache 32GB Stick but I can't find this feature.

    Did anyone make it work to run window2go?
     
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  2. Shenj

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    #2 Shenj, Mar 3, 2012
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    Code:
    rundll32.exe pwlauncher.dll,ShowPortableWorkspaceLauncherConfigurationUX
    type this into run
     
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    #3 WithinRafael, Mar 4, 2012
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    This is accessible via the Start UI -- Change Windows To Go Startup Options. And obviously the user was asking for a Windows to Go creation interface, which doesn't appear to exist.
     
  4. nexus76

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    anyone else noticed a 'dirty bit' problem when rebooting windows 7 from harddrive after reboot from windows 2 go?
    filesystem for all volumes shows dirty on a reboot, but when checking no errors found, only flagged : )
     
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  5. Shenj

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    Yeah there is some sort of issue with the WCP were it flags all your harddrives for no reason :\ does happen with a normal install too for me i did put on a VHD, also i can't cancel the check on my USB keyboard (only the first one) the others work with usb keyboard.. lol
     
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    #6 nexus76, Mar 4, 2012
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  7. AndreaR

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    Has anyone got good results with an USB stick?

    I have a Corsair 32 GB USB3 stick, but the system it very slow, almost unusable (also with USB3 ports).
     
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    #8 nexus76, Mar 4, 2012
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    my stick is a super talent express ram cache 32GB,
    awesome, look at that (better performance than with SATA3):

    performanceusb3.jpg
     
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  9. MaDMaxiBo

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    u installed win8 on usb stick :confused:
     
  10. nexus76

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    #10 nexus76, Mar 4, 2012
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    yes, but it was tricky, I did it with imagex from the windows 7 commandline, windows 8 setup did not allow to install to a stick, so I made it the usual fast way with:

    imagex /apply d:\sources\install.wim 1 u:\

    then I booted from the win8 setup dvd and entered repair mode to fix the mbr:

    bootsect /nt60 u: /force /mbr

    and finally I created the bcdstore

    bcdboot.exe u:\windows /s u: /f BIOS (ALL or EFI depending on your hardware)

    (Windows 7's bcdboot does not allow the /f flag)

    make sure in diskpart the volume (u: is the volume on the stick in this case) is active. reboot from the USB3 stick and windows 8 setup does the rest,
    switches automatically to windows 2 go mode. If windows 8 is already installed on your harddrive you can do it like

    mentioned above ^^
     
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    #11 MrG, Mar 4, 2012
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