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http://www.easyuefi.com/wintousb/

 

 

 

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Install & Run Windows/WinPE on a USB drive!

WinToUSB is a free software that allows you to install and run Windows operating system on a USB hard drive or USB flash drive, using an ISO image or CD/DVD drive as the source of installation. WinToUSB also support creating bootable WinPE USB drive, it can help you to transfer the contents of WinPE to the USB drive and make the drive bootable.
WinToUSB's key features include:

  • Easy-to-use wizard interface that provides step-by-step instructions for installing Windows/WinPE on a USB drive.
  • Install Windows/WinPE from an ISO image or CD/DVD drive.
  • Support for Windows 7/8/8.1/10 Technical Preview/2008 R2/2012/2012 R2 and WinPE 2/3/4/5.
  • Use any edition of Windows 8/8.1/10 Technical Preview to create Windows To Go USB drive.
  • Support for MBR and GPT disk layouts.
  • Don't need install WAIK (Windows Automated Installation Kit) or WADK (Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit).

Important notes:

  • Windows 7/2008 R2 does not have built-in USB 3.0 support, so Windows 7/2008 R2 will have to be booted from a USB 2.0 port.
  • USB flash drives are very slow. It takes a long time to install and run Windows from a USB flash drive, highly recommend using a USB hard disk or Windows To Go Certified Drives.
  • Windows To Go drives can be booted on different computers, so you can carry it to anywhere and use it on any computer.
  • Windows 7/2008 R2 is not completely portable. You may have activation and driver problems when booting on different computers.
  • You need to be an administrator on the computer you are installing the WinToUSB on.
System requirements
  • Windows XP or later (32/64-bit).
  • IntelĀ® PentiumĀ® processor.
  • 256MB of available RAM (512MB or more recommended).
  • 10MB of free space on your hard drive.
  • 800x600 graphic device (higher resolution recommended).
Downloads

Download WinToUSB V1.6 Beta

Download WinToUSB V1.5

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

A WinToUSB usage guide is available here and FAQ is available here.

Bugs or Enhancement Requests

You can send an e-mail or ask a question in the forum.

Donate

If you enjoy using our software, please consider making a donation.

Change Logs
  • Version 1.6 Beta (2014.10.2)
    • Add support for Windows 10 Technical Preview
    • Russian language support
  • Version 1.5 (2014.8.11)
    • Add support for install.esd based Windows installation source(DVD/ISO)
    • Czech language support
  • Version 1.4 (2014.5.5)
    • Bug fixes
    • Greek language support
  • Version 1.3 (2014.3.25)
    • Create bootable WinPE USB drive
    • Korean language support
  • Version 1.2 (2014.2.23)
    • French language support
    • Bug fixes
  • Version 1.1 (2014.1.25)
    • Italian language support
  • Version 1.0 (2014.1.1)

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Thanks, Snuffy... ;-) :occasion14:


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Thanks, Snuffy for sharing :headbang:


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Yes, been using this for awhile. Pretty slick.


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Thank you


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Thanks snuffy. 

I am installing windows 10TP on a 32GB drive. Would be testing on a laptop with no HDD. hope this works.

 

Update: Installed fine on USB. tried on laptop but nothing after boot from USB, just the blinking cursor. 


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See if virtualization is enabled in the laptop's BIOS (usually with the power settings).


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Its a 5-6 year old laptop. Pentium dual core.   :mrgreen:


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No idea, what is the resolution on your lap.

I'm not sure what the lowest allowed for Win 10.  couple failed due to some reg entry that did not allow graphics.

I did install 9841 with 1gb memory.


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This will give you the complete info http://goo.gl/LGQJaXRam is upgraded to 1.5GB.

 

Update: Tried with 8.1 pro as well, no go. 


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Worked quite well and operates faster than I would've thought,

off my bootable 1st 25Gb partition on my USB 750Gb 7200rpm HDD.

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I like this way better than a VM BTW. Uses all my resources.  :biggrin:


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I'm not sure why this software wouldn't install W10TP on my 16Gb flashdrive, and you ALL know that I cheat a little, so I just migrated the finished installation from my USB HDD partition > my 16Gb flash drive (since I had the available space) with Paragon HDM 14 & am posting this from the flashdrive installation right now.
 

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Look, almost a whole 4Gb left over!   :histerija:

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And simply because I'm unable to leave well enough alone,

we now have Media ona Stick!  :histerija:

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Update: I also tested this on another laptop (Dell 1520), and it installed Devices @ 1st boot and fired right up. Further device updates were made through Windows Update just by checking for updates, since I don't use Automatic Updates.
 


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How many of you used  Proper USB. as told - MS Certified USB every one I see is a 32GB. 

I used a Imation 32GB.


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How many of you used  Proper USB. as told - MS Certified USB every one I see is a 32GB. 

I used a Imation 32GB.

I'm improper & have it on a 16Gb flash drive. To heck with the Official way, as long as MY WAY WORKS.   :histerija:

 

Here's on my portable USB HDD 25Gb partition though & installed fine with Win2USB

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I read the 7th point on there website i.e Select the boot partition and system partition from the partition list, the selected partitions will be marked as red.

 

I don't have any partition on the USB, so do i require to make it? I selected system and boot partition on the single USB space showing. 

I don't have any Windows To Go Certified Drives. Its a sandisk 32GB pendrive.


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Great! Thanks Snuffy  :)


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http://kb.sandisk.co...ertified Drives
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Doesn't supports Sandisk. http://www.microsoft...indowstogo.aspx


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M$
 
To Go drives; as more drives are certified for use with Windows To Go this list will be updated:

 
 
Will hope the list will be updated soon.....    Maybe the old pirate will have some insight on this   :)


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