How to Build Windows to Go on Windows 7, 8, 10, 11?

In Windows 7 Windows to Go on is possible now, Windows to Go is not the patent of Windows 10 / 8 / 8.1 Enterprise Edition any more. This article teaches you how to make Windows to Go in Windows 7.


By Dervish / Updated on May 12, 2023

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What is Windows to Go?

At the earliest time,Windows To Go is a new feature in Windows 8 Enterprise Edition that allows you to put Windows 8 into a storage device such as USB flash drives and external hard disk drives then boot and run from these devices. With Windows to Go, you can boot to Windows environment directly from USB media without having to install it on to your internal hard disk thus you can make a copy of Windows and take it with you wherever you go.

Windows 7 & Windows to Go?

Windows to Go is an amazing function born with Windows 8 Enterprise Edition first, then in Enterprise Editions of Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, you can use it too. However, Windows 7 official has no editions support this feature. Obviously, Windows 7 is before Windows 8/10 and Windows 10, but there is no Windows to Go patch of Windows 7 neither. In fact, there are many users still run Windows 7 on their computers, how can they enjoy this feature? Windows to Go in Windows 7 is impossible? Don’t worry, things changed now. AOMEI Partition Assistant will help you to achieve this goal.

Create Windows to Go on Window 7 via AOMEI Partition Assistant

In Windows 7, Windows to Go is possible now. In 2017, the latest version of AOMEI Partition Assistant’s Windows to Go Creator function supports to install Windows 7 onto a USB flash drive or a removable disk. So, how to build the portable Windows 7 by AOMEI Partition Assistant?

  1. Download, all editions of AOMEI Partition Assistant have this feature, free partition manager Standard Edition is able to do this too.

  2. Install and run. The program will detect your USB drive automatically once you plugged the USB drive on your computer.

  3. Click “Tools” in the top toolbar, and choose “Windows To Go Creator”. In the pop-up window, you can see the USB drive. Click “Browse” button to select Windows 7 installation file or ISO file. Then click “OK” and “Proceed” to commit the creating task.

Using the same method, you can also create a bootable Windows 11 USB for free.


Use third-party Windows to Go Creator tool AOMEI Partition Assistant you can build you own Windows 7 Windows to Go. Compare to original Windows to Go in Enterprise Edition of Windows 8 and Windows 10, AOMEI Partition Assistant provides more choices and fewer limitations: Personalized Windows and smaller capacity of USB drive, etc. In a word, run Windows 7 from USB is easy to realize by AOMEI Partition Assistant.

Dervish · Staff Editor
Dervish is an English editor of AOMEI Technology; He is delicated to offering users easy and effecitve solutions for issuses related to disks and partitoins. In his spare time, he enjoy wathcning films, playing footable, traveling and so on.