A simple and efficient application that lets you install and run Windows from an USB drive, using and ISO image or even a CD / DVD
Thanks to the wizard-style interface, you can easily perform this operation, even if you have little or even no experience in the area, thanks to the provided instructions. In order to install Windows on your USB flash or hard drive, you can use an ISO image, or a CD / DVD containing the require data.
This application enables you to use any edition of Windows 8.1 to create a Windows To Go drive, meaning you can connect it to any PC and run it, regardless of the operating system of the host computer.
Additionally, it can be booted on multiple computers; on the first connection, it automatically detects the system hardware, then downloads and installs the required drivers, so the next time it is connected to the same PC, it will instantly identify the proper tools. Because not all software supports running on such an operating system, it is advisable that they be tested initially, preventing you from encountering difficulties later on, when you might depend on that certain utility.
After opting for a certain ISO image or CD / DVD from which to extract the information, WinToUSB lets you choose the flash or hard drive you want to install Windows on. Subsequently, you can select the preferred system partition and the boot partition, then press the 'Next' button and allow the application to do its part.
To conclude, WinToUSB is a useful program that can prove quite handy in helping you create a portable version of your Windows operating system, requiring almost no effort on your part, simply a lot of patience for the utility to go through all the necessary steps.
Reviewed by Marina Dan, last updated on November 10th, 2014
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What's New in version 1.6 Beta
- Add support for Windows 10 Technical Preview
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Application descriptionWinToUSB is an efficient tool that allows you to install and run Windows OS on a USB hard or flash disk from an ISO im...