How to Run Windows 10 from USB Flash Drive?

September 30, 2015

Run Windows 10 from USB is very convenient for those people who would like to use their custom Windows 10 OS everywhere. Just create a bootable USB drive and boot computer in BIOS mode.

Create Windows 10 bootable USB flash drive

Windows 10 is the latest operating system released by Microsoft. It is divided into 7 editions, Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Professional, Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows 10 Education, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise, and Windows 10 loT Core. However, only Windows 10 Enterprise has the function Windows To Go to create a bootable on USB flash drive.

Run windows 10 from USB flash drive

To run Windows 10 from USB, you should create a bootable USB with Windows 10. With this portable USB, you can run your own system on any computer you want. The Windows 10 Enterprise has the great function Windows To Go, so if you are using Windows Enterprise, congratulations, you can use the Windows To Go to move the whole system to the USB and boot any computer with it. But, what about the other Windows 10 OS? How could you run Windows 10 from USB flash drive if you aren’t Windows 10 Enterprise?

Windows To Go

Windows To Go is a special feature of Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10 Enterprise. Using it to create bootable USB flash drive needs a Microsoft-certificated USB flash drive at least 32 GB. But with the third-party software, AOMEI Partition Assistant, you can create USB bootale USB flash drive with Windows To Go creator.

Windows To Go Creator in AOMEI Partition Assistant

Windows To Go Creator of AOMEI Partition Assistant can create a bootable USB for Windows 10/8/8.1, not only for the Enterprise edition, but also other editions. Windows To Go Creator breaks out the limitations of Windows To Go of Microsoft. Such as you don’t have to use the Microsoft-certificated USB flash drive, and it should be at least 13 GB. Besides, you should prepare a Windows 10 ISO file, or other Windows 10 installation disc.

With the great powerful AOMEI Partition Assistant, you can create Windows To Go easily.

Step1. Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant Pro. You can see its main interface. Click Windows To Go Creator at the left side as the following picture marked.

Windows To Go Creator

Step2.You have to confirm the USB drive and click Refresh. Then click Browse to select the Windows 10 ISO file. Click Proceed.

Step3. It will pop-out a window to remind you that the USB flash drive will be overwritten, if there is any important data on the USB, back them up first. Confirm it and it will start to extracting the WIM file. All you have to do next is waiting till the progress done.

When you create the Windows To Go successfully, you can use the bootable USB flash drive to boot any computer. To run Windows 10 from USB, you need to enter BIOS and change boot order under Boot Menu.

Boot Preference

Actually, AOMEI Partition Assistant can do lots of things for you. You can use the Extend Partition Wizard to extend partition. Besides, you can resize partition, move partition, merge partitions, etc. AOMEI Partition Assistant can help you deal with your disk manage problems without losing data. What’s more, you can download the free edition AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard.