Introduction of Windows To Go
The Enterprise of Windows 8 or 8.1 has a new feature called Windows To Go, which is
able to create operating system on a USB flash drive. And then you can boot system
from USB on any computer at anywhere. This is a method that helps you have the
Enterprise edition of Windows 8 or 8.1, but what’s more important is that Windows To
Go helps workers have portable working environment and make BYOD be possible.
Due to the portable working environment brought by Windows To Go, it is being widely
used by workers. What’s a pity, if you are not using Enterprise of Windows 8
or 8.1, this feature is not available for you. Therefore, as for non-enterprise
users, you can run Windows 8/8.1 from USB with the help of a freeware.
How to Create Windows To Go Workspace with
As mentioned above, if you are a user who owns Enterprise
Windows 8 or 8.1, you are allowed to create Windows 8 to go bootable USB drive and then you can run Windows 8 from bootable USB. In order to
enter this tool, just click click Control Panel and set view by small icons and then
choose Windows To Go, the following is the main interface. You can get detail step
from Transfer Windows 8 to Bootable USB Flash Drive Easily.
However, having Windows 8/10 Enterprise edition is not
enough, because some of the USB drives will not be recognized in the Create a Windows
to Go Workspace window. Only the certified USB drive with more than 32GB
capacity can be used for Windows to Go. Luckily, you can use a freeware called AOMEI
Partition Assistant to create a potable Windows USB drive to run Windows 8 on any
Free Way to Run Windows 8 from USB Flash Drive without Enterprise Edition
AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard is a free
partition manager which supports all versions of Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1,
Windows 7/vista and Windows XP. It has a feature called Windows To Go Creator which
is designed for users especially for the non-enterprise user to install Windows
on external hard drive or USB flash drive. and then run Windows 8 or 8.1
Before you do:
Prepare a 13GB or larger USB drive or SSD.
Prepare a Windows 8 installation ISO file, disc, or ESD file.
Step1:Plug USB into computer and make sure it has been organized by
Step2: Download free AOMEI
Partition Assistant Standard, install and launch it, click Windows To Go Creator on
the left side of interface.
Step3:In the pop-up window, please click Browse to
find ISO automatically. If it doesn’t find, please click Browse to findISO file by yourself. And then click Proceed to go
After click Proceed, you will get the following window and the operation will
Besides, Windows To Go Creator, AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard can help users merge partition, convert MBR to GPT, make
bootable CD and so on. You can choose one of the methods mentioned above to run
Windows 8 from USB depending on your own requirement. Actually, as for advanced
users they can install
Windows 8 on USB with the help of command line.