By AOMEI / Last Updated July 31, 2020

Why transfer Windows 8 to USB?

As time goes by, your computer may not boot due to some reasons such as viruses attack, hardware failure or human error. But in emergent situation, you must boot your computer. What should you do? At this moment, the USB where you have transferred windows 8 or 8.1 can help you solve the problem. Besides, it has other advantages: Save your personalized windows 8 and use it on any compatible device.

▪ Make your work and home use of PC separate if you use the same PC for each.
▪ Keep "bring your own device" to work more conveniently.
▪ Save money when your operating system is crashed.

A bootable USB creator for Windows 8

To transfer Windows 8/8.1 to USB drive, you can turn to a free yet powerful bootable USB creator, AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard. It’s Windows To Go Creator feature allows you to deploy a full corporate environment which will boot from a USB drive or external USB hard drive. And it can do many other operations, such as clone partition and resize partition. Now, you can free download it by clicking the button listed below:

How to create Windows 8 bootable USB from ISO?

Before you do:

  • Prepare a 13GB or a larger USB drive or external USB hard drive.

  • Prepare a windows 8 installation disc or ISO file.

Step 1. Plug the USB drive into a USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 port on the PC. Install and run the software. In the main interface, choose “All Tools” > “Windows To Go Creator”.

Step 2. Choose “Create Windows To Go for personal computer”. Click “Next”.

Note: If you want to create Windows To Go for Mac, you need to upgrade to Professional version.

Step 3. Select “Create Windows To Go with system disc/ISO”. If ISO file isn’t detected, please select manually.

Step 4. Choose a USB drive as the destination path.

Step 5. The program prompts you that the data on the USB drive will be erased. Please back up important files in advance.

Final words

As we all know, "Windows To Go" is only available in windows 8 and 8.1 Enterprise Edition; However with the help of AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard, you can transfer your Windows 8 to a USB even your system is not windows 8 and this will enable you to use your Windows 8.1 or 8 systems on any compatible device.