Can I Create Windows To Go USB Drive with Current System?

July 22, 2019

This article will introduce you how to create Windows to go USB drive with current system. It is very useful for the users who do not have a Windows ISO file.

It is necessary to create Windows to go USB drive

For many users, a Windows to go USB drive is very important. With the Windows to go USB drive, they can save a lot of energy for business traveling- wherever they are, they can use it to boot any computer with their own system. It is also convenient for the people who always work on different computer.

“Can I create Windows to go USB drive without Windows ISO file?”

Part of users know that Windows 8/10 enterprise edition and Windows 10 Education edition has built-in tool Windows To Go, which can help you use a Windows ISO file to create Windows to go USB drive with a Microsoft-certified USB drive. However, no everyone has Windows ISO file. Thus, many users would ask “can I create Windows to go USB drive without Windows ISO file?”. fortunately, here we find the solution.

You can create Windows to go USB drive with current system directly

We find a software AOMEI Partition Assistant, which is an excellent tool that can help you create Windows to go USB drive with Windows ISO file or current system. And this method has been tested more than one time. So here we tell you certainly, Yes, you can create Windows to go USB drive with current system directly. It works on Windows 7/8.8.1/10 (both 32 bit and 64 bit).

How to create Windows to go USB drive with current system?

To create Windows to go USB drive, here you need to prepare for it first.

  • A USB drive that is larger than your system. You can check your system size by right-clicking C: drive, and then, selecting Properties.

  • A computer installed with Windows 7/8/10.

  • Install AOMEI Partition Assistant on your Windows PC. (Free Download Demo)

After preparing, you can create Windows to go USB drive with current system using AOMEI Partition Assistant as the following steps.

Step 1. Connect your USB drive to your Windows PC. Launch AOMEI Partition Assistant. In the main interface, select Windows To Go Creator at the left panel.

Win To Go Creator

Step 2. Then, you will get into Windows To Go Creator. Here we chooseCreate Windows To Go withcurrentsystem. Click Next.

Create Windows To Go

Step 3. It will display the current OS information. Confirm that and click Next.

Current OS Information

Step 4. Select the USB drive you prepared before as the target location to migrate the current OS. Click Proceed.

Select USB Drive

It will pop-up a window to remind you that the program will restart into Windows PE environment to create WindowsToGo. And the operation will clear data on the target USB device. So if you have important data on the USB device, back it up in advanced. Click Yes.

Note

Step 5. Hereto, the program will initialize the system migration environment and create Windows PE environment. It will take some time. After that, the Windows will restart automatically and get into WinPE environment to start migrating current system to USB device.

Moving Windows

* Creating Windows to go USB drive with current OS will take a long time. AOMEI Partition Assistant enables you to use an SSD or HDD as the target device, which would be faster than USB drive.

After the whole progress done, you can plug out the USB drive and use it to boot any computer by entering BIOS and changing boot order.

Note:

1. The Windows To Go Creator feature of AOMEI Partition Assistant is also can be used in Windows Server 2012 and 2016, supported by AOMEI Partition Assistant Server.

2. AOMEI Partition Assistant is also a great software to create bootable USB drive. Its Make Bootable Media function can help you make a bootable CD/DVD, USB drive so that you can troubleshoot computer problems and recover data when the native system fails to boot.

3. Besides, it is partition manager that allows you to partition your hard drive and solve your partition problems simply and easily.

To sum up, AOMEI Partition Assistant is a great comprehensive software for Windows PCs and Severs. It is worth the have a try.