Make Windows 10 Bootable External Disk with AOMEI Partition Assistant

September 30, 2015

Making Windows 10 bootable external disk is very convenient for users to use their customized Windows 10 operating system in everywhere as long as they plug in bootable external disk.

The advantages of making Windows 10 bootable external disk

Many users want to make Windows 10 bootable external disk. Why? Actually, there is many advantages of create a Windows bootable media.

First, if your Windows 10 system on your computer is broken or your computer cannot boot successfully, you can use the bootable external disk of Windows 10 to start your computer and restore system for it. Thus, the computer can go back to normal state.

Second, the Windows 10 bootable external disk is very convenient for users who works in different place. If you have a bootable external disk of Windows 10, you can use your own Windows OS in everywhere and any computer.

Third, you can use this bootable external disk to restore system to different computers by entering BIOS mode, and it will save a lot of time of installing a new operating system.

How to create a bootable external disk for Windows 10?

Windows 10 is the latest operating system released by Microsoft. To meet the needs of different users, Windows 10 has 7 different editions. However, only Windows 10 Enterprise has the function Windows To Go, which can create a bootable media for Windows 10.

Windows To Go is an amazing function that can transfer the operating system to external disk or USB flash drive. It exists in the previous edition Windows 8 Enterprise and Windows 10 Enterprise versions. It means only Windows 8 Enterprise and Windows 10 Enterprise can use Windows To Go to create Windows 10 bootable media. Well then, how to create a bootalble external disk for Windows 10 if you are not a Windows 10 Enterprise users? Clearly, the third-party software AOMEI Partition Assistant can help you.

AOMEI Partition Assistant is a great powerful software for partition management. you can use it to move partition, merge partitions, resize partition, migrate OS to SSD, etc. It also has a wonderful feature Windows To Go Creator for Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10. With its help, you can create Windows 10 bootable external disk even the System isn’t Windows 8/10 Enterprise.

How to make Windows 10 bootable external disk with AOMEI Partition Assistant? The Pro edition of AOMEI Partition Assistant is for Windows PC users. You can use the Windows To Go Creator flexible. Before you do, you need to prepare something for it.

> A 13 GB or larger USB flash drive. Considering USB 2.0 will take a lot of time for creating, you’d better use USB 3.0. But if you don’t have USB 3.0, USB 2.0 is OK.

> A Windows 10 ISO file or disc. No matter the ISO file or disc, you can extract it as WIM in your computer.

Then, you can create Windows 10 bootable external disk following the wizard.

Step1. Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant Pro. It will show you the main interface of this software. You can find the Windows To Go Creator at the left panel (as the following picture shows). Click it.

Windows To Go Creator

Step2. You will open the Windows 8/10 To Go interface, and you can detect your external disk and click Refresh, then click Browse to find the Windows 10 ISO file or disc you prepared before, select it and click OK, then, click Proceed.

It will pop-out a window which you should confirm that to continue, the program will delete all data on this USB drive and format it. If there is no question, click Yes, it will continue and start extracting the WIM file.

Step3. Just wait until the program finishes it.

After the Windows 10 bootable external disk being created, you can use this removable bootable external disk to boot any computer at everywhere by entering BIOS setting.