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I have a doubt about Windows To Go

  1. #11

    Madrid, Spain
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    Windows 8.1 x64

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  2. #12

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    64-bit Windows 10

    That's ok. Thank you though.
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  3. #13

    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10

    Hi there
    Windows to Go is only available on the ENTERPRISE version of W8 so it's already "Multiple Activation" Licences.

    If the Windows to Go is loaded on to different hardware it *might* ask for reactivation but I doubt it. -- However if you add products like Office 2013 to a Windows to go system you could run into problems with THOSE programs trying to activate.

    I've loaded a W8 to go system on to a Sony VAIO and an Acer Aspire laptop -- no activation requests. The hardware is different - W8 to go will get the new drivers first time from the Internet. After that the drivers remain in the system so you can re-boot in this case from the USB device ( I use a partition on a USB3 external disk) without windows looking for them again on EITHER laptop.

    Whether the Enterprise system is "activating in silent mode" I don't know but I haven't had any trouble with it.

    Office wanted re-activation though on the second computer. I got round that problem (LEGALLY) by installing Office enterprise 2007 --also multiple activation. Seems that Enterprise version of office 2010 / 2013 isn't on technet and you have to manually activate it.

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  4. #14

    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Jimbo,

    While "Windows To Go" is available only in Windows 8 Enterprise, you will still be able to create a "Windows To Go" in Windows 7 and Windows 8 using the method in the tutorial below instead.

    Windows 8 To Go - Setup on a USB Flash Drive or USB Disk

    To activate Windows 8 Enterprise, you could use either option in the tutorial below to change/enter the product key number to have it activated afterwards.

    Windows To Go - Create in Windows 8 Enterprise

    Hope this helps.
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