How to create Windows 10 To Go without Windows 10 Enterprise Edition?

2017-4-8, Posted by Admin to Portable Windows Creator

Microsoft Windows 10 has been released to manufacturers and has been available to the general public since 29th July, 2015, and all Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 users can upgrade to Windows 10 for free, so more and more people have upgraded to Windows 10. Windows 10 contains some compelling features, most notable of which is Windows To Go (WTG), which allows you to create a portable Windows 10 using the Windows 10 built-in application Windows To Go Creator Wizard. With Windows To Go Creator Wizard, you can install Enterprise Edition of Windows 10 onto a USB drive and then run Windows 10 from that drive.

As we all know, Windows 10 is divided into the following 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. Unfortunately, usually the personal user owns Home or Professional edition of Windows 10, we don't have an Enterprise Edition of Windows 10, so we can't use the Windows built-in application to create Windows To Go USB drive. Does this means that there is no way to create a Windows To Go USB drive without an Enterprise Edition of Windows 10? No! You can use the third-party software WinToUSB to create Windows 10 To Go from any edition of Windows 10, and it works for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 too.


User Guide: How to use WinToUSB to create Windows 10 To Go without Windows 10 Enterprise Edition?

1. Connect the USB drive to the computer.

2. Please use the following guidelines to prepare the partitions if you are using an external hard drive to create Windows To Go. You do not need to perform this step if you are using a USB flash drive to create Windows To Go, WinToUSB will help you to format the USB flash drive in setp 6.

  1. Both the system partition and boot partition must be primary partition, and we recommend using built-in Disk Management tool in Windows to partition and format the disk.
  2. The destination boot partition must be a NTFS primary partition and at least 14 GB.
  3. The destination system partition must be a NTFS/FAT32 primary partition. If the destination system partition is a FAT32 partition, then it must be greater than or equal to 40 MB and less than or equal to 32 GB. (The recommended size is 100 MB.)

3. Install and run WinToUSB.

4. Click the ISO Icon button, then click the Browse Icon button and select the Windows 10 installation ISO file from the open dialog box.

5. WinToUSB scans for and lists installable operating systems in the Windows 10 installation ISO. Please select the edition of Windows you want to install, then click "Next".

select windows 10 edition

6. Select the destination disk in the drop-down list. If your USB drive is not correctly recognized by WinToUSB, you need to click the Refresh Icon button for the program to recognize the USB drive. If you are using a USB flash drive to create Windows To Go, a pop-up will appear asking you if you want to format it to continue. Select the partition scheme you want to use and click "Yes" to format it.

7. Select the boot partition and system partition from the partition list, the selected partitions will be marked as red.

Select target partition icon

8. After clicking "Next", WinToUSB begins installing Windows 10 to the USB drive.

installing Windows to USB drive

9. It takes some time to install. After installation restart the computer and change BIOS to boot from your USB drive.

change BIOS to boot from USB

10. Windows 10 normal installation starts up and you have to complete all the installation steps. After that, you can install programs, copy files, etc.

Windows normal installation


Follow these simple steps, you can easily create a Windows 10 To Go USB drive without Enterprise Edition of Windows 10 by using WinToUSB. Now you can carry this Windows 10 To Go USB drive to anywhere and use it on any computer.