Make External Hard Drive Bootable Windows 10

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Make External Hard Drive Bootable Windows 10

Make external hard drive bootable windows 10 with Windows built in function or Windows To Go Creator of AOMEI Partition Assistant.


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  • Submitted on - 2018-01-25 08:27:23


What Is Make External Hard Drive Bootable Windows 10?
Make external hard drive bootable windows 10 is what well known create Windows To Go based on Windows 10. Windows To Go is to put Windows, including system files, bootable files, drivers etc. necessary for booting a computer up, into an USB flash drive and make it a workspace of Window operating system. Insert such USB drive into a computer and boot the computer up from the USB, then, you can operate the computer under the same system environment as where you created the Windows bootable USB.

Therefore, Windows 10 To Go is a Windows To Go with Win 10 OS. Make external hard drive bootable windows 10 is create Windows To Go based on Windows 10.

Create Hard Drive with Windows 10 with Windows Built in Feature
Windows provides a function for us to create a Windows To Go workspace, however, there are some requirements/limitations:

Only Windows 10 Enterprise/Education/Pro and Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise have such function. That is to say, other Windows users like Windows 7 users (there are still many computer users who are running Win 7) and other Windows 10/8.1/8 editions’ users cannot enjoy such wonderful function. Personally, I think this is related to the license limitation of different Windows versions.
Only certified USB flash drives (customized for making Windows boot disk starting from at least 32 GB) can be used to create Windows 10 bootable USB using system snap in feature; not all USB with enough space can.
To make Windows 10 external hard drive, running Windows 10 Enterprise/Education/Pro, if you have the related installation ISO file, you can start right away; if you have not, just get one (download from Microsoft TechNet Evaluation Center).

Step1. Mount the installation ISO file in your computer and insert the certified USB into the computer.

Step2. Find Windows To Go function in control panel. To quickly find it out, just search it in control panel.

Step3. Choose the drive you want to use in Create a Windows To Go workspace window. The certified USB flash drive will be listed in the column. Just click on it to choose it and click “Next” to go on.    More detail...

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