I created a Windows To Go on a 3.0 USB but Windows will not load and gets stuck on the loading screen. I have tried the USB on 3 computers. here is what I did to create windows to go on USB (I did not use the "Create windows to go software" that comes with windows)
I Downloaded the Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation
Mounted it as "H:"
USB is "J:"
Set it too :WinPE v2/WinPE v3/Vista/Win7 Bootable (Bootmgr ------ NTFS ----- Boot as HDD
Then ran "Imagex /Apply H:\Sources\Install.wim 1 J:
BCDBOOT J:\Windows /s J: /v
then ejected the USB and put it in another PC that is currently running Windows 8 Pro, 64bit (also tried other Computers)
It does load up the screen with the Fish but gets stuck on that screen. I even left it running over night and it didn't load up. The USB drive is flashing like it is doing something but its not! Any help?
The Windows 8 Consumer Preview expired on January 15, 2013. It will be of no use.
If you like, you could download and install the Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview to then be able to create a Windows To Go USB with on a certified USB flash drive.
I don't have a certified drive. but I do have a 64GB USB 3.0 drive.
I also understand that the consumer preview is expired but at least I can see if I can even boot.
After making the drive with the consumer preview everything worked as planned! so now I need to figure out why it failed with Windows 8.1 Enterprise
I am also hoping I can some how "upgrade" the preview to a new version
Windows To Go is only officially supported with Windows 8 Enterprise. Although there are ways to make other Windows to GO installations, they are not supported by Microsoft. I would say they likely violate the EULA. I would be surprised if anything other than a legal Enterprise version would update. Even then I would think you would have to create a new Windows to go install from a valid Windows 8.1 Enterprise system. If memory serves me the Windows store is disabled by default in Windows To Go. I have a Windows To Go drive setup but haven't actually used it in ages.
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