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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


    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.
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Existing Win8.1Pro to boot from USB HDD
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