WHY PORTABLE WINDOWS ARE IMPORTANT
In the light of modern discovery, it pains traveling with lots of luggage, especially when flying, your suitcase can add to the cost of flying, the more you take, the more you regret ever traveling, especially if you will need to work for quite a long time. The truth is, if you persistently work with different computers as part of your carrier, you may often realize that you lack the necessary tools you need and sometimes not been able to change preferences that help your workflow.
You can easily get a relieve by putting Windows on a USB flash drive. By creating a portable copy of windows and by booting to the USB drive, you will have your private and personal computer with your applications, preferences, and passwords all in a device less than a pound small enough to fit in your pocket.
Sadly, the official “ windows to go” features from Microsoft is only for windows enterprise and requires a certified USB flash drive, and this USB flash drive is expensive. We will give you the information in regards to the method around this but have in mind that it is complicated and involves command line work. In addition, you can use portable Virtual-box, but it requires the installation of VM software and an OS to run from.
In case you want an alternative with less overhead, Rufus and WiNtoUSB free for most situations and easy to use with one catch. With WintoUSB you will be required to pay if you want to install windows 10 1809- that’s the October 2018 update. Have in mind that Rufus doesn’t offer the option to install 1809 at all, alternatively, you can download windows 1803 using the Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool. Just download and run the program, pick windows 10 and the pick windows 10 1803 option. Of the two, Rufus stands out as the better option since you don’t have to pay for compatibility with both modern UEFI and legacy computer. We are pretty certain that you will want this to work with both and into USB charges for those features.
NECESSITY TO GET STARTED
For the process to work, you are going to need just a few items
- A copy of Rufus or WinToUSB
- A USB 3.0 Flash Drive with at least 32 GB of storage—bigger is better! You could use a 2.0 USB drive, but it will be too slow.
- A Windows ISO
- A valid license for your portable copy of Windows
HOW TO RUN PORTABLE VERSION OF WINDOWS
To begin, you will be required to download RUFUS and launch it. NOTE: RUFUS IS A PORTABLE APP, SO IT DOESN’T REQUIRE INSTALLATION.
Step 1: In RUFUS select the USB device you want to install windows on in d “Device” box. Click “select” take your cursor to RUFUS at the windows ISO you will be installing it from.
Step 2: After you have chosen your ISO click on “the image option” box and select “Windows to go.”
Step 3: Take your cursor to “partition scheme” and select “MBR,” finally click ” target system” and select BIOS OR UEFI.
Step 4: Click the “Start” button, when you are done Rufus will format your drive and install windows
Step 5: Allow for the process to complete, safely remove the USB drive from your PC, and you can now be able to boot it on any PC you like.
Whenever you’re at a computer you want to launch your copy of Windows from, you’ll need to reboot, get to the BIOS and choose the option to boot off USB devices.