Windows To Go Knowledge
As Microsoft official stated, Windows To Go is a new feature for Windows 8&8.1 Enterprise edition that allows users to boot a full version of Windows from external USB drives on host PCs. It means you can create a portable Windows 8/8.1 then boot the Windows 8/8.1 on your PC to work from home or other places. For many enterprise users, it’s quite easy and flexible to use. By the way, Windows 10 also allows you to create Windows 10 To Go drive. In a nutshell, you can get a Windows 10/8.1/8 To Go USB drive to run portable Windows 10/8.1/8 on Windows 7, 8, 10 computer. However, there are some shortcomings to create Windows To Go USB:
You have to purchase Windows 8/8.1/10 Enterprise edition to create Windows To Go USB;
You cannot create Windows 7 To Go USB stick, since Windows 7 is the mainstream operating system so that it’s a pity for this rejection;
The newly released Windows 11 also cannot enjoy Windows To Go.
Have to buy a certified USB flash drive.
Requirements for Windows 7 To Go USB
On some circumstances, you have to create Windows 7 To Go USB Stick, How should you do when the Windows built-in tools not working? Use the best freeware-AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard, which is capable of creating Windows 7/8/8.1/10/11 To Go USB drive easily. It’s worth to mention that you don’t have to purchase Windows 10 or 8.1/8 Enterprise edition, and a Microsoft certified USB drive. It’s more convenient and flexible to use, and the important thing is that it helps you to save a lot of money.
Before you create Windows 7 To Go USB stick with AOMEI Partition Assistant, please prepare:
A 13GB or larger USB drive, and USB 3.0 strongly recommended. USB 2.0 is the lowest requirement.
Windows 7 installation Disc or Windows 7 ISO file.
A Windows 7 computer.
How to Create A Portable Windows 7 on USB Stick?
Above all, please connect your USB drive (here are the 16 GB Kingston DataTraveler) to your PC and free download AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard, then install and open its main interface.
Step 1. Select Windows To Go Creator in its main window.
Tips: The program will detect the USB drive automatically. If it’s not showing up, please click Refresh.
Step 2. Choose the first option "Create Windows To Go with system disc/ISO". Click the folder icon to select ISO manually. After that, click "Next" to continue.
Step 3. Please select the location of the Windows 11 ISO file and click “Next”.
Step 4. Select the target USB drive here and click “Proceed”.
Step 5. Read the prompt carefully, and then click “YES”.
After a moment, you will get a Windows To Go USB on Windows 7 computer, and a portable Windows 7 has been moved to USB drive, then you can insert the Windows To Go USB drive into other computer to run Windows 7 from USB drive. With the freeware, you can migrate OS to SSD, make bootable media, remove write protection for USB drive, and other functions like format partition, merge partitions, etc. Besides, you can try AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional to enjoy more advanced features, like allocate free space, command line partitioning, and more.
Apart from the Windows 7 To Go USB drive, you can also create Windows 8/10/11 To Go USB drive to run a portable Windows on a removable drive to work from home or other places. Hope you benefit a lot from this article.