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  1. #21


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Haven't tried yet, good thing no UEFI for me. Im running 10 in VM and on a HDD too and both work OK. Do you have access to some computer without UEFI to try booting on ?
    No.
    1 computer.

    I think what I have is a VMware thing.
    I don't think it is meant to boot from.
    Just for use with VMware Player.
    All you need is Windows ISO to install in VM, didn't have to go thru all of that to install in VM. Idea behind full install on USB is to have a portable windows you can use on compatible computers.

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  2. #22


    San Jose - California
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    David,
    What you did there was to create a virtual machine and store those in the USB stick so you need to run it with VmPlayer. Look at the links that Brink added in my previous post for the tutorial on how to create "Windows to go" that you can boot up from the USB stick.
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  3. #23


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    In doing this I saw where such a usb could be made.
    I decided to go with the options in the VMware.

    I do the best I can.
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  4. #24


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    David,
    What you did there was to create a virtual machine and store those in the USB stick so you need to run it with VmPlayer. Look at the links that Brink added in my previous post for the tutorial on how to create "Windows to go" that you can boot up from the USB stick.
    Thanks for the help.
    Brink too.

    I only have 1 computer.
    I don't really need a bootable usb OS.

    I just wanted to put Windows 10 on a usb so it would not be on the computer.
    I'm happy with what I have.

    In the future I may have need of the tutorial information.
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  5. #25


    San Jose - California
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    In doing this I saw where such a usb could be made.
    I decided to go with the options in the VMware.

    I do the best I can.
    Hey David,
    Good choice. I don't see any benefit to create a Windows to go. It will be slow
    Here's the video I made for a friend to show him how to install a Virtual Machine using VmPlayer and how to set it up:

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  6. #26


    Main purpose of Windows 2 GO is to be able to take your own windows with programs and and everything to other compatible computers so you can work in own environment. Other than that I can't see much more.
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  7. #27


    San Jose - California
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Main purpose of Windows 2 GO is to be able to take your own windows with programs and and everything to other compatible computers so you can work in own environment. Other than that I can't see much more.
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