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Existing Win8.1Pro to boot from USB HDD

  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    Win 8.1 x64 Pro

    Existing Win8.1Pro to boot from USB HDD


    Hi, I need to make existing installation of Win 8.1 Pro x64 bootable using external USB HDD case.
    I have tried to patch it with PWBoot 3.0.2, but without success (just got dialog with "an error has occurred").

    Is there a way how to make it bootable from USB without new installation to USB HDD?
    Thanks in advance!

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  2. #2


    By the Ocean
    Posts : 177
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    I too would like to do this...
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  3. #3


    That's what "Windows to Go" is for.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 5
    Win 8.1 x64 Pro

    Solved


    So finally, I have solved the problem: I have cloned existing install of Windows 8.1 to USB HDD using WinToUsb 2.0 Beta (WinToUSB - Install & Run Windows/WinPE on a USB drive!).
    The only requirement is to have another HDD on which can be the OS cloned. Then it boots from this USB HDD.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Existing Win8.1Pro to boot from USB HDD
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