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  • Hi,

    I just can find information about Windows To Go scenario, but not about how it should be configured.

    Can you tell me how to build a Windows To Go USB drive?

    Thanks!

    Thursday, March 01, 2012 3:39 AM

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  • Hi,

    I just can find information about Windows To Go scenario, but not about how it should be configured.

    Can you tell me how to build a Windows To Go USB drive?

    Thanks!


    Just had simialr question at same time.  My info is here: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w8itprogeneral/thread/4a161b66-b690-4d33-b07a-4afd1e09dd56
    Thursday, March 01, 2012 3:46 AM
  • I have looked everywhere on the internet and have found nothing about actually installing Windows to Go it would be nice if someone would just give a hint how to use it. Until I get some good info on how to do it the right way looks like I will be hacking my Windows to Go the developer preview way. If you find any good info please post it here I will do the same.

    Thursday, March 01, 2012 7:48 PM
  • The Windows To Go creator tool needed to build Windows To Go drives, is not available in the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. However, you can find a technical overview guide available on the Springboard Series for Windows 8 site on TechNet. Hope this helps.

    -Tony


    IT Pro Audience Manager for Web Forums

    Friday, March 02, 2012 12:25 AM
  • The capability to build Windows To Go drive is not available widely in this Consumer Preview release, we are working on options to possibly make this available in the future. Thanks very much for your interest

    --Joseph [MSFT] http://blogs.technet.com/b/joscon/


    Friday, March 02, 2012 1:13 PM
  • Thank you so much Anthony and Joscon for answering!
    Friday, March 02, 2012 2:24 PM
  • To quote ed810 @ http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w8itprogeneral/thread/4a161b66-b690-4d33-b07a-4afd1e09dd56

    I successfully built a "Windows to Go" USB drive from CP following the steps from tweaks.com.  It worked with one exception...it still recognized the local hard drives. 

    Unlike the DP edition builds of Windows to Go which were not very successful...the Metro Apps didn't work...or it just wouldn't boot...depending upon which install.wim I used (I tried all three  32bit, 64bit, 64bit w/VS).

    Also, from the tweaks.com steps, after step 8 "active" insert a step 8A "assign".  This assigns a drive letter to the USB for you to use in subsequent steps.

    Good Luck.


    Friday, March 02, 2012 3:59 PM