Windows to Go - Win 8 Enterprise x86/x64

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  1. egroups_megapics

    egroups_megapics MDL Member

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    Hi,

    How do we create Windows to Go USB disk using Windows 8 Enterprise x86 or x64 RTM using DVD/ISO media.

    Not seen any post on this based on RTM. anyone tried it.
     
  2. roirraW "edor" ehT

    roirraW "edor" ehT MDL Addicted

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    Go to the Metro Start Screen via your favorite way (lower left corner of Desktop, Windows key if you haven't installed Classic Shell or any other program that redirects the Windows Key), just start typing "Windows to Go", and then hit the down arrow twice and press Enter. Should be all self-explanatory from there.
     
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  3. xslord

    xslord MDL Junior Member

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    It's very simple:
    Open "Control Panel" then in the search field enter: "Windows To Go" and you will see the option!
     
  4. Anoop Rajasekharan

    Anoop Rajasekharan MDL Junior Member

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    how much space required for windows to go in my usb drive(mine is 1TB :busted_blue:) ?
    :coffee:
     
  5. paul3200

    paul3200 MDL Member

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    will the windows to go be 32 or 64bit or will it depend on the version you have running? (if anyone knows)
     
  6. timster

    timster MDL Senior Member

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    32-bit requires a 16 Gb drive
    64-bit requires a 32 Gb drive

    I think you're good to go with 1 Tb
     
  7. Olliw

    Olliw MDL Member

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    #7 Olliw, Aug 9, 2012
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  8. VelleX

    VelleX MDL Member

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    Because its "online Help"
     
  9. Olliw

    Olliw MDL Member

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    Oh. Then it makes sence :spoton:
     
  10. manojmat

    manojmat MDL Novice

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    Could someone who has made a disk please let me know how activation works in this? Does it borrow its activation status from the host it's been derived from? Is it this way, if the host has kms licensing, then same license expiry as the host when the disk is prepared, if from a MAK activated host, then permanent?
     
  11. generalsu

    generalsu MDL Senior Member

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    I bought a SanDisk Ultra USB 2.0 Flash Drive with 15MB/s transfer speed with 32GB of capacity. When I plug in to Windows 8 Enterprise RTM, Windows To Go workspace tells me:

    "This is a removable drive and isn't compatible with Windows To Go. Choose a drive that meets the required hardware specifications."

    Wait a minute, I thought M$ said Windows To Go supports USB 2.0 Thumb Drives that are at least 32GB in capacity?
     
  12. HxCPokecore

    HxCPokecore MDL Novice

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    I'm waiting for one of those LaCie key shaped 32GB USBs to come, will it work?
     
  13. VelleX

    VelleX MDL Member

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    No, i dont think so. I had a tool to recover a damanged USB Stick by resetting the firmware i think. I was able to choose the disk type (removable/fixed)
    Also there were a old tool from Lexar for a Lexar Stick with which you could flip the "removable media bit", but dont know if this would work with other sticks too.
     
  14. XpamAmAdEuS

    XpamAmAdEuS MDL Novice

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    u can change usb stick to fixed.
    First u need chip genius
    1.JPG

    When u identify your stick u can click tools on web to download tools to manage your stich.
    or u can 2 use flashboot.ru to find tools(its easier for me)

    When u obtain right tool u need find this options to change usb partition type
    2.JPG 3.JPG
     
  15. generalsu

    generalsu MDL Senior Member

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    So let me just clarify here:

    Any SanDisk branded USB Flash Drives do not work at all with Windows To Go.

    Only the Kingston USB 3.0 32GB Flash Drive works with Windows To Go.

    Am I correct on this?

    Has M$ published a list of USB Flash Drives that are guaranteed to work with Windows To Go? I can't find the list anywhere.

    This is truly disappointing, because during the Windows 8 presentation, the developers never said only Kingston USB 3.0 32GB Flash Drives work. I was under the impression that any USB 2.0 Flash Drives with at least 32GB will work.
     
  16. VelleX

    VelleX MDL Member

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    No, read my second link. This is a special version of the Kingston drive. The normal version might not work too.
     
  17. nijel

    nijel MDL Junior Member

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    #20 nijel, Aug 12, 2012
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