8 Windows installation on an external hard drive or USB stick with Windows To Go - Video Tutorial

Hi friends, in this video tutorial we will see how it works Windows To Go, a new feature in Windows 8 which allows us to install Windows 8 stick or an external hard drive.
For Windows To Go to work you must use a USB stick or an external hard drive 32 GB minimum, with smaller drives goes. Also you need to have the operating system installed as an ISO image or as a DVD with Windows 8 inserted into the drive.
Microsoft recommends using a USB stick or USB external hard drive with a USB port 3.0 3.0 luckily USB 2.0 go on but it will move slower, I sincerely believe that it moves quite well and the USB 2.0 not would be no problem if you use the USB 2.0 all the time, especially as transfer speeds can reach 35 MB / s, a satisfactory speed.
At some point you will be prompted for a password, this is the password for Bitlocker, my recommendation would be to use BitLocker, this way no one can read the files, even if you use the drive on another computer.
Microsoft idea to put at our disposal such function is simply brilliant as Our staff can now use your own computer regardless of operating system that you use.
The Windows version was not 8 Release Preview Windows To Go, this feature was introduced in Windows 8 Enterprise RTM that I can download for free, you do not need serial and it can be used without problems for 90 days.
Imagine that you walk with the key operating system on a USB stick. That stick you have Windows 8 all the software you need. Super cool!

Download Windows 8 Enterprise RTM (Microsoft official link)

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  1. Gheorghe said

    super tutorial

  2. Hi,
    I have a system ..MSI H61MP21B3 WITH INTEL CORE 8GB ram + I3 2120, 8 RT want to install Windows in a virtual machine (Virtualbox) and so I can install Windows 8 tells me I gotta spend at least 4gb Ram.
    After I set about 5gb, opening my car this error occurs http://i47.tinypic.com/nmga5v.png
    I tried with all 4gb so ... I noticed that, so they can go can allocate maximum 3,5gb, the more goes

    We mutlumesc!

    • Sorin Chiran said

      You virtualization enabled processor? I know of to get w8 in virtualbox need a processor that supports virtualization.

  3. Cata:
    Hi,
    I have a system ..MSI H61MP21B3 WITH INTEL CORE 8GB ram + I3 2120, 8 RT want to install Windows in a virtual machine (Virtualbox) and so I can install Windows 8 tells me I gotta spend at least 4gb Ram.
    After I set about 5gb, opening my car this error occurs http://i47.tinypic.com/nmga5v.png
    I tried with all 4gb so ... I noticed that, so they can go can allocate maximum 3,5gb, the more goes

    We mutlumesc!

    And you install a version 32, why you chose 64 bit?

  4. AdrianGudus said

    Cata:
    Hi,
    I have a system ..MSI H61MP21B3 WITH INTEL CORE 8GB ram + I3 2120, 8 RT want to install Windows in a virtual machine (Virtualbox) and so I can install Windows 8 tells me I gotta spend at least 4gb Ram.
    After I set about 5gb, opening my car this error occurs http://i47.tinypic.com/nmga5v.png
    I tried with all 4gb so ... I noticed that, so they can go can allocate maximum 3,5gb, the more goes

    We mutlumesc!

    To enjoy 8 run Windows in virtual recommend you use VMWare Player (it's free)
    We even have a tutorial on how to use VMWare Player. Writing in the SEARCH box in the upper right sidebar: Installation and presentation virtualization software VMware Player, hit enter and you will find the tutorial

    • Today I tried to download VMware Player from the official site and they give you open it nothing happens .. mention that I tried both ways .. and 32 and 64b

  5. Super tutorial but you need to download the ISO image of a Live account, MSN.

  6. Very good tutorial! Thanks Cristi you did tutorialul.La more tutorials! :)
    PS: If you can something about linux

  7. please someone tell me how to install a brush illustrator (CS 5) and if it's not too much trouble, the E-mail. Many thanks

  8. matcastl said

    Where do we get WINDOWS TO GO?

  9. Hatman Alexander-Stefan said

    Try to do a tutorial in which you compare licientele for retail and oem. windows

  10. sucks that you have Microsoft account I no longer have to search the torrent I can find there no microsoft account

  11. Florin78 said

    Hatman Alexander-Stefan: Try to do a tutorial in which you compare licientele for retail and oem. windows

    Yes it would be such an interesting tutorial about licientele for retail and oem. windows. And about this tutorial is super hard to have your system with all the programs with a hooked stick to chei.Multumim

  12. Florin78 said

    matcastl: Where we WINDOWS TO GO?

    See if you rewind the tutorial or you are not careful. I look headlights and ran 50 minutes, do not bother me because I care. WINDOWS TO GO found in 8 RTM in Windows Control Panel

  13. georgica said

    Please nice, I care how hard 7 USB install windows? It can? We found more opinions but I do not understand exactly how it works. Can you help me? Possibly to make a tutorial on this subject?
    Thank you anyway for any response.

  14. costel:
    please someone tell me how to install a brush illustrator (CS 5) and if it's not too much trouble, the E-mail.mii Thanks

    Instructions

    1 Download a set of brushes you want to install. Brushes are available from a variety of websites, Including Adobe's website.
    2 Open Adobe Illustrator. Click the "Window" menu, THEN select "Brush Libraries" and click "Other Library."
    WHERE 3 Navigate to the folder you saved the downloaded brushes and select the file. The Adobe Illustrator brush file has year. "You" file extension. Click "Open."
    4 Open the Brush Library panel, and click on each brush you want to install. Click the arrow in the top-right corner of the panel to open the menu, and select "Add To Brushes." The new brushes are now accessible from the Brushes panel.

  15. Super tutorial I downloaded and installed but Windows does surprise was active with 90 days
    My question is how do I 90 days from the first installation

    • Cata:
      Hi,
      I have a system ..MSI H61MP21B3 WITH INTEL CORE 8GB ram + I3 2120, 8 RT want to install Windows in a virtual machine (Virtualbox) and so I can install Windows 8 tells me I gotta spend at least 4gb Ram.
      After I set about 5gb, opening my car this error occurs http://i47.tinypic.com/nmga5v.png
      I tried with all 4gb so ... I noticed that, so they can go can allocate maximum 3,5gb, the more goes

      We mutlumesc!

      How to activate Windows? What kind of question is that? Well it really is super simple and super legal ... but thing is that many of you choose to take windowsuri changed on all sorts of sites ... when you have your opportunities much higher .. use a legal windows ... I Xplicit happy as active but I like to leave your messenger id here

  16. Florentine said

    What goes on windows firewall 8 rp ,? ZoneAlarm and not go outpost.

  17. Bogdan C. said

    Florentine:
    What goes on windows firewall 8 rp ,? ZoneAlarm and not go outpost.

    Private Firewall go. But you can also remain at included with Windows.

  18. cristi.Dar hello how do I install external hard 8 win, win 7 installed in the PC? thanks in advance

  19. Cristi greeting vreaun there any program that can install Windows on a USB stick? Thanks

  20. Install Windows 8 an external hard drive or USB stick with Windows To Go

    I understand this tutorial we need to have installed Windows 8 on the internal HDD to have Windows To Go.
    So be it ?

  21. AdrianGudus said

    ghita_49:
    Install Windows 8 an external hard drive or USB stick with Windows To Go

    I understand this tutorial we need to have installed Windows 8 on the internal HDD to have Windows To Go.
    So be it ?

    Yes, you understood well, you need to install Windows 8 Enterprise (it is free, it was shown in the tutorial where to download) on the PC from which you external hard drive or USB stick with Windows 8

  22. Install Windows 8 an external hard drive or USB stick with Windows To Go
    I made this installation behaves very well. To use this disk on Windows XP can?
    Have something configured? I see him there just to disk management. Thank you.

  23. ionaioanei said

    I installed Windows on an external hard 8 Windows To Go.Nu I see no memory card from what I incercat.Oricare of these cards they put in a card reader, they are seen as USB.Pot be formatted by , sterse.Windows 8 not allow memory cards? Or only Windows application To Go
    does not allow ?

    • Howdy !
      I followed the tutorial and mi'am made a Win To Go on an external hard drive to USB 80 2.0-Gb, something old but intretinut.Windows'ul go as well as internally.
      I tried on computers L'3: 2 laptops and a desktop, and all goes perfectly.
      I have two questions:
      1.mie I start the windows on the external drive only if you previously entered the PC when I open windows 7 and then they restart, or if the bag is opened hardware directly without PC'ul and then open everything off after 5 secunde.voua you just happen?
      2.are anyone have any idea how to use it on a PC that does not have the option to boot from "external device" or "USB" in the BIOS? I tried to boot manager and he did not walk poplar.
      Congratulations on the site!
      Regards, only better!

      • I did and make him go on the computer 4 century and it does not boot from USB in BIOS.
        Here's how: I connected the external drive to win to go to the pc, I entered the BIOS and I changed the order of hard drives.
        Then I put the hard disk boot priority devices.Si voila, it works.

  24. Hi, after I fatzait hard drive from one computer to another windows on external hard 8'ul does not want to start and gives me an error something 32 system and tells me if I had any recovery / back'up a usb or cd.
    Any idea what I could make a schedule to hardu'l this back'up other outside of Acronis, you can install Windows nu'l 8?

  25. andolis49 said

    Hello! Good tutorial ... and Windows option to go. A windows as bearer. I have yet to get an explanation for those who "fix" as you say, computers. Unfortunately when you connect with this win8 the stick or external hard drive no longer see the computer operating system "host". If it creaked not do anything your Windows date. Unless you want to do a Diagnostics ingredients but there are other software most successful religious. Data recovery is not, partitions no backups there, the rest not so good ... just like you have a Windows to go and have your software, your data, your files with you. Bafta and further enhance the tutorials!

  26. To conclude:
    - For installation on external HDD's W8 need W8 and machine that you install, right?
    - After installation on external HDD W8 runs regardless of operating system on the boot of the car, right?
    Thank you.

  27. I installed Windows dual boot with Windows 8.Apoi 7 external HDD install Windows 8. Delete from dual boot windows 8 remains the only internal HDD Windows 7.
    The problem I can not make another partition on the HDD even manage extern.Daca anyone please tell someone how you procedat.i

  28. Chitaru Florin said

    Hello!
    Please nice, I have a problem installing this Windows 8. When I was installing everything's ok until after format partitions and make install Wuindows site. After bonding 3 4-minute gives me this error:
    INSTAL WINDOWS CAN NOT REQUIRED. Corrupt OR THE FILE MAY BE MISSING. MAKE SURE ALL FILES ARE REQUIRED FOR INSTALATION AVAILABLE, AND RESTART THE INSTALATION.
    ERROR CODE: 0x80070017.

    I suspect that this error is trying to say that I have a problem with the hard drive or DVD you want to install Windows Download 8 Enterprise RTM install, so I turn to you for help. Hard (200GB-Sata 2) is ok, works well and dvd I copied the Windows 8 Release Preview and copied successfully. Perhaps the above error saying something exactly someone.

    Thanks anyway.

  29. George Cocos said

    Hello!
    I bought myself a USB stick 32Gb special ptr. use the Windows To Go and we issue, such that the stick has Microsoft certification. Because of this I changed two sticks. The first was a PNY, and the second is a Kigston.
    What model stick is good, times have you used?

    Thank you in advance

  30. How do I install windows on an external hard 8 if I installed win 7 on laptop?

  31. @ Marius: It can be done in Windows 7 (and you write on youtube: how to create a portable / usb pen drive bootable windows 8). Anything goes but you can not encrypt.

    Windows to Go initial method mi'am got impaled by a DataTravel Gb Ultimate 32 was not combative then took a mi'am Gb DataTraveler Workspace 32 going perfect.

    I wonder if going on a HyperX SSD.

    • I tried but it seems like there you need to install win 8 ..... I win 7 bought the laptop and do not want to give him up and also win 8 want to test to see how it goes. maybe someone can help me .... thanks a lot

      • I installed Windows dual boot with Windows 8.Apoi 7 external HDD install Windows 8. Delete from dual boot windows 8 remains the only internal HDD Windows 7.

        • Well and how install win 8 external HDD? k I want to do this to it can run external HDD and not have to install it in internal hdd.

  32. Adrian Gudus said

    marius:
    Well and how install win 8 external HDD? k I want to do this to it can run external HDD and not have to install it in internal hdd.

    You use Virtualbox or VMware Player to install Windows 8 Enterprise and could make an external hard drive with Windows 8.
    VirtualBox and VMware Player are some virtual machines (both free) that will allow you to run two operating systems simultaneously different or identical.
    Basically you run Windows in a Windows virtual real one installed on your PC without affecting your actual windows or existing partitions ...
    There are already tutorials about these two virtual machines. You just have to write their name in the top right sidebar SEARCH box and hit enter.

  33. marius:
    I tried but it seems like there you need to install win 8 ..... I win 7 bought the laptop and do not want to give him up and also win 8 want to test to see how it goes. maybe someone can help me .... thanks a lot

    Install and test Windows 8 WMware player. To install Windows on an external hard drive 8 have Windows 7pe besides you and you said you do not want to give it up, create a partition for Windows 16 minimum8 GB per GB 32 20 64 bits and bits and 8 so you can install Windows on an external hard drive, but to use it to see how it install and test Windows 8 WMware player. If you can not handle using search box on this site is in the top right. Success

  34. I really like your site'ul but do not understand why not and put my comments on this page? I have upset you? We took you could even read what people wrote and I will answer them if you do not like my name to appear here.

  35. sal please help me I have a problem I installed win8 but I could not give many thanks formatting the hard drive you need to do thanks again

  36. Hi I tried your method but it gives me error saying goes like this: "This is a removable drive and is not compatible with Windows To Go. That Chose the drive meets the required hardware specification "that avnad a 32 Gb memory stick I would like to give me an answer mc nice and understanding ptr.

    • not every stick of memory or 32gb go ... only those certified by Microsoft ... the cheapest is about 3 mil

      • The same problem I have and I have a stick ... 16Gb Kogston but I say we need min 32GB ... I purchased one of the 32GB HAMA and says it is not compatible .... Please tell me what to do ... already I arrived at the amount of HDD as I gave them ...

  37. hello Christ! I must congratulate you for tutorials are great! I have a question if you can win 8 I put on a samsung ssd plugged into a rack and I care how I could put off this win 8 and other windows on that may mean to keep cuttings and win8 I use it and if I wanted to install from someone win7 for example to have him on the same ssd image extern.multumesc more! send your mc.

  38. Ovidiu said

    Hello .... I have a problem with Windows 8 enterprise evaluation ... I followed the steps above but I have a problem activating the operation of Windows windowsului.Dupa hour shutdown Gives alone ... I tried to activate it, we managed to proprieties My Computer comes on, but the bottom right of my desktop appears Windows License is expired .... I have used the Activator for Windows Enterprise Evaluation 8? Or is there another version of Windows 8 option to have Win To Go?

  39. Strommy said

    I installed with WIN to Go, a WIN8 a SSD using a WIN8 on a desktop. Then I tried to boot from the SSD WIN8 as an external disk Acer Aspire 5920. Everything went perfect, just as he sees WIN8 keyboard on the SSD, is missing some characters, as if they would be PS2 keyboard overlaid over laptop keyboard with numeric pad, which has no numeric pad. The 'I' becomes 5, the 'O' is 6, etc.. I guess the rule is that if you created a Win to Go from a desctop PS2 keyboard with numeric pad, you can not boot than a PC with the same configuration of the keyboard. I guess I should have emphasized the idea that a created WIN8 Win to Go uses only the resources of a PC that boots up without access to the data on the PC. I mean, take me only external HDD WIN8 created with Win to Go and look for a system that you "tick" so to speak in modern terms. We welcome comments.

  40. Until you can use W 8 Enterprise External HDD?
    Park on August 15. 2013 is last activation.
    Windows and Windows To Go is 8.1?

  41. I have a stick Kingmax PD-09 32 3.0 GB which then when you select in saying that this stick is not certified for Windows to go.Pot to do something or have to buy another stick or external hdd? If you have to buy another HDD Can you give some examples that are compatible with Windows To Go?

  42. NEED HELP .... I stick 32 HAMA gb ... I say is not compatible .... what can I do? Today your rasp.

  43. why not work on a less than 32 gb stick? thank you

  44. Regards
    I broke the original HDD laptop. I want to know if you can use an external hard drive with Windows already installed. Might this?
    Thank you very much!

  45. Dorin Panaite said

    Howdy.
    I have a problem. I have a USB stick 128 GB (SanDisk Cruzer Blade) ... I say "this removable drive is not compatible with Windows To Go" ... to choose a compatible device ... what's wrong? I Win 8.1 Pro.
    Pixy.

  46. So from what I see, the 1 tb partition would have been formatted with your method.
    If that happened, I fill your fridge ....
    I will never listen to you again.
    I had installed windows to go with waik files (botsect, install.wim etc) and then I did not have surprises at all.
    We could even do anything on any laptop / pc without any restrictions.

  47. So you officially made me lose a TB on an external ssd where I keep all my memories, videos, programs, tutorials, passwords, offline wallets, etc.
    I really want to break your face for this 2 lecture that has brought me this huge loss.
    All those files have been gathered over 15 years, and it will be extremely difficult for me to recover what is most important of them, considering that windows occupy part of SSD.
    I will never do anything in your tutorials.
    I'd rather look for information about how I had previously installed the SSD, rather than taking me after someone like you

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