Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you can carry a copy of the Windows in an external hard drive or a USB drive and use it as and when needed? But is it possible to have a fully functional portable Windows on an external drive?
Yes, it is. WinToUSB, also known as Windows to USB, is a free Windows To Go Creator that lets you create a copy of your Windows on a USB drive or a Thunderbolt drive. And guess what? The process is simple, easy, and can be completed in just a few minutes.
Developed by Halseo (formerly called EasyUEFI Development Team) WinToUSB allows you to create portable Windows 7, 8, or 10 straight from ISO, WIM, ESD, SWM, VHD, VHDX image file, or CD/DVD drive.
You can also use it to clone the existing Windows OS (available for 7 or later) and install it on the USB drive or Thunderbolt flash drive.
You can create a Windows installation from Windows 2008/2010/2021/2016/2019/7/8/10 R2 installation ISO file on the USB flash drive. You can directly run Windows from USB Drive without installing it again on another PC or laptop.
Why Choose WinToUSB Portable Windows Tool
- You don’t need to spend hours of your time installing Windows on multiple devices.
- You can carry a copy of Windows with you anywhere you want.
- The interface of WinToUSB is easy to understand and use. There are step-wise instructions that tell you how to install Windows on an external drive.
- Clone Windows without needing to restart the source computer.
- You can create Windows To Go on non-certified Windows To Go drive.
- WinToUSB supports the creation of VHD/VHDX-based Windows To Go Workspace.
- WinToUSB is available in three editions/ price packages.
Features of Windows To Go Creator
- Windows To Go (Portable Windows) Creator – Install the Windows on your external/USB/Thunderbolt drive and easily carry it anywhere to use on your PC
2. Windows Installation USB Creator – In just a few simple steps create a Windows bootable USB drive to install Windows on both Traditional BIOS and UEFI Computers. Select your ISO file and USB drive to get Windows on USB
3. Windows PE Bootable USB Creator – Transfer the content of a Windows PE image to a USB drive and your bootable USB Drive is ready.
How to Use WinToUSB
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The enterprise edition of Windows 10/8.1/8 has a special feature called Windows To Go that lets you install and run Windows on a Windows To Go Certified Drive.
Don’t have the enterprise edition of Windows 10/8.1/8 nor you are using certified Windows To Go USB Drive
Here’s the complete solution how you can install the Non-Enterprise Windows 10/8.1/8/7 to a Non-Certified Windows To Go Drive as portable Windows using WinToUSB Creator.
3 Ways to Clone/Install Windows to an external hard drive, USB Flash drive or Thunderbolt drive.
👉 Image to USB – Create Windows To Go from an ISO/WIM/ESD/SWM/VHD/VHDX file.
👉 CD ROM to USB – Create Windows To Go from a CD/DVD drive
👉 Physical to USB – Clone existing Windows OS to a USB drive as portable Windows.
You have to keep in mind that Windows 7 doesn’t support USB 3.0, so you will need to use USB 2.0 to boot Windows. Also, Windows 7 is not entirely portable and tends to cause driver problems. It is recommended to the higher versions (8/8.1/10) to create Windows To Go.
|Processor||Pentium Class (1 GHz 32/64 bits or above)|
|Operating System||Windows 7 or later (64 & 32 bits)|
|RAM||1024 MB or more of RAM (2048MB Recommended|
|Hard Disk||1024 MB and above free space|
|Single User License||Can use only on a single system|
|Display Device||800*600 graphic device (higher resolution recommended)|
Cost of WinToUSB
You can use the free version (limited features) or choose between the professional and enterprise editions based on your requirements.
Remember that the free version cannot be used for business purposes. This clause applies to both WinToUSB and Portable Windows USB drives created by WinToUSB. The free version has a normal cloning speed.
The professional edition is priced at $29.95 and can be used for 2 computers. You get a single user license when you purchase this edition. If you want to be eligible for free lifetime upgrades for the software, you will need to pay $44.95. This edition can be used for business purposes and comes with a faster cloning speed. Moreover, you also get free technical support from the company. Anytime you have an issue with WinToUSB, you can contact the support team to help you.
The enterprise edition is best suited for businesses with numerous computers. If you pay $299.95, you can use WinToUSB for 100 computers and get a site-license. Apart from free technical support, this edition also supports the Server Edition of Windows 2019/2016/2012/2010/2008 R2.
And if you want to get free lifetime upgrades on the enterprise edition, you will need to invest $499.95. Pay the amount once and be eligible for a lifetime of upgrades. You don’t have to worry about using outdated WinToUSB or miss out on the new features in the upgraded version.
Imagine the convenience at work when you can not only install Windows faster and use it with multiple PCs but also increase the cloning speed and save time.
The company offers a 30-day money-back guarantee on the software. With millions of users, Easy UEFI WinToUSB is a safe, reliable, and user-friendly software that allows you to carry portable Windows in a USB drive or Thunderbolt drive. No wonder this software has become so popular and is being used by so many professionals and enterprises alike.