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Possible to run Windows 8 from usb stick?

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    Utrecht
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    Windows 7 Home Premium x64

    Possible to run Windows 8 from usb stick?


    Is it possible to run Windows 8 from a usb stick?

    I understand it is possible to install Windows 8 from a usb stick, however is it possible to RUN Windows 8 from a usb stick?

    Best regards,

    zx81

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    London
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    Win 7


    Very neat!
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    Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.04


    Someone's got this working on a 16gb stick using the current dev build. See here: Creating Windows 8 To Go on a 16 GB USB-Stick Borns IT- und Windows-Blog
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    Thanks for that. I'm too poor to buy either of those flash drives, I think I'll just carry my lappy around.
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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    It's always been possible to run win7 from a usb stick.

    Not many have bothered - coz you need a big stick , and it's not great unless you have usb3.0.

    You could probably hack win7 down with vlite and use a smaller stick.
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