By AOMEI / Last Updated May 5, 2016

Bootable Windows 8

There is a new feature in Enterprise 8 or 8.1 called Windows To Go which enables you to create portable Windows 8 or 8.1 to external drive and you can boot the environment from the external drive at any computer. It refers to you just need to bring the external drive such as a flash USB drive in your pocket, no matter where you are going you can use the workspace.

Why Need Bootable Windows 8?

Recently, more and more people hope to take bootable Windows 8 anywhere. As for most people, this means they can bring their work environment anywhere. In this way, it becomes more convenient for them to do their work at home or when they are on business. Besides, this way can separate home use computer and work computer, if someone uses the same computer at home. In a word, taking bootable Windows 8 anywhere makes work more flexible than before.

What’s more, for some companies, it is possible for employees and employers to bring their own device. In this situation, employers and employees can use Windows 8 only for their work to reduce virus which may attack computers. Furthermore, there is no worrying the overlap of personal and work use.

The Ways to Make Bootable Windows 8

People are attracted by the movable work environment which bootable Windows 8 can do, therefore, they are looking for ways to make Windows bootable USB disk. In order to help you take bootable Windows 8 anywhere, there are ways as follows:

  • Windows To Go
  • Windows To Go is the built-in feature in the edition of Enterprise Windows 8, which can help you create bootable Windows 8. It is convenient for Windows 8 Enterprise users. However, if you are not the user of Enterprise Windows 8, what can you do?

  • AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard

    AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard is a free partition management software which is able to help you do bootable Windows 8 easily even though your system is not the edition of Enterprise Windows 8. So with this software, you don’t need to worry in your Windows there is no system the feature of Windows To Go.

How to Make Bootable Windows 8?

Before you do:

  • Prepare a Windows 8 installation disc or ISO file
  • Prepare a 13GB or bigger USB drive

Step1:Plug the USB drive on your computer.

Step2: Download, install and launch the software. And then chooseWindows To Go Creatoron the left wizards bar.

Windows To Go Creator

Step3:In the pop-window, click Browsebutton to select Windows 8 installation file (named install.wim or install.esd) and then clickOKto continue.

Click Browse

Select Windows 8 Inatallation File

Step4:Click Proceed, the program will inform you about something important. The data on this USB drive will be deleted and the partition on USB drive will be formatted as NTFS file system. And then clickYesCreating bootable Windows 8 will begin.

Note Before Creating

With the simple steps, you can make bootable Windows 8 with AOMEI Partition Assistant and use it through a flash USB drive. Besides this feature, the other features of AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard can help you safely manage your partitions such as extend partition wizard, convert MBR to GPT, and more useful features please download AOMEI Partition Assistant and have a try.