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flip movable drive into fixed drive in win 8

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    Posts : 11
    win 8 and 7

    flip movable drive into fixed drive in win 8


    I have recently install win 8 in usb flash.
    however, when start win, it show the USB as "removable" drive, and make me very hard for software installation.

    I have tried cfadisk 64bit, but can't even update the drive since signature issue?

    anyone knowing any tools can help for flipping it? thanks.

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    Why would you want to install a software on a removable USB drive?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 11
    win 8 and 7


    I have installed complete win 8 into a USB, like "window to go"
    so the software should install into USB, as same location as the USB win 8 does.
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    Posts : 42
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    bad idea, every computer is different so the whole "to go" thing isn't gonna work, it's going to have the wrong drivers for every other computer you try it in...

    and a USB drive is a removable drive no matter what you do so thats not going to change
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    Posts : 11
    win 8 and 7


    doesn't need be with all computer, but few is ok.
    have you try WTG?
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    On the Windows To Go environment it should show your USB Drive as "fixed".
    cfadisk x64 will never work if you didn't select Disable Driver Signature Enforcement every time you boot.
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    Posts : 11
    win 8 and 7


    at this point, I don't mind to disable signature at every startup,
    but I can't even update driver from USB in win 8, so look for any other tools doing same job, but working in win 8.
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  8. #8


    To Install the driver, you need to be already booted to Disable Driver Signature Enforcement mode and edited the cfadisk .inf file.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 11
    win 8 and 7


    Cfadisk doesnt work on win8, even disable signature
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  10. #10


    Quote Originally Posted by hamonic View Post
    Cfadisk doesnt work on win8, even disable signature
    Yes it does, have you tried changing the Hardware ID Line on the cfadisk.inf?
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