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

  1. #90


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Looking at the 4K nums, that stick is not that great. For the installation it will probably take a long time. Running it later may be a bit better but nothing really satisfactory.

    My stick that really ran well was at 24.5/29.6 - compare that to the 1.5/6.8 on your stick (4K nums). Here is the one I used: Newegg.com - Lexar JumpDrive Triton 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model LJDNV16GCRBNA

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  2. #91


    City of Burj Khalifah
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    I will contact and visit the re-seller here in my place if they have the Lexar JumpDrive Triton 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive.

    For the mean time I'll use 1st the 8GB, if the installation get rough then I will take now the Lexar.
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  3. #92


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    You don't need a 32GB stick - 16GB will suffice for the purpose.
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  4. #93


    City of Burj Khalifah
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    So, 16 GB is good enough for space and what I need is the 3.0 speed? Correct me if I'm wrong.
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  5. #94


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    Step 4 - Prepare your USB stick

    We now have to define a primary active partition on the USB stick. For that we open an elevated Command Prompt (run as administrator). Type or paste each of the following commands (one by one) and hit Enter after each command.
    In this step, I will execute the command in C: or H: (usb)
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  6. #95


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    1. 16GB is enough
    2. the stick I linked is a USB3 stick - so you need a USB3 port
    3. you run command prompt from your OS which is C, but you select the USB stick as target
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  7. #96


    City of Burj Khalifah
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    Here are the scenario, for I've been busy yesterday and can't finish the installation.

    1st thing that I have made after the download, installation was I mounted the .ISO file and open the mount drive (I'm using Win8 OS, as you have mention in 1st post just to right click the iso file and mount is available, as it was present in the properties) were executable file was there but it didn't install properly.

    2nd try was I've burn the .ISO file in a DVD/CD were DVD/CD drive will ask you to run the installer that I have executed the installer still it wasn't successful.

    3rd try, was I use google search for the related troubleshoot Trouble installing Windows AIK for Win 7, 7zip was download and the ISO file extracted in the desktop when I RUN the program I still got the same error for WinPE.

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    Then I use the command sfc /scannow replied by MBridge.

    MCBridge,
    If you found errors with
    sfc /scannow
    and found corrupted system files, then your system probably still has some problems.
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    And everything looks good for that scan.

    Now, do I still need to download the iso file again?or is there any alternative way to resolve the iso?

    Any suggestion for the WinPE to proceed the installation?
    Last edited by adamus; 09 Jul 2012 at 13:53. Reason: added information
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  8. #97


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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Adamus, you do not need the WAIK or imagex.exe any more.

    In Windows 8 all the functions of Imagex can be done using Dism.exe -either the dism loaded in the WinPE or WinRE of the Windows 8 setup .iso, or the dism.exe found in c:\windows\system32\
    .
    see earlier in this thread Windows 8 To Go - Setup on a USB Flash Drive or USB Disk

    DISM Improvements in Windows 8 - MSFN Forum

    How to Apply Images by Using DISM

    Image Management Command-Line Options
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  9. #98


    City of Burj Khalifah
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    I'm now having a hard time for which one will start to figure out the command.
    Still trying..
    Maybe a few minutes more need to take a rest for I still have work for tomorrow.
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  10. #99


    Posts : 106
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Warning: In Windows 7, I usually keep my bootmgr on the C: partition. With that setup I had some problems running Windows 8 from the stick. Each time it would corrupt my bootmgr. I then created a separate 400MB partition and moved the bootmgr there. That seems to cure the problem.
    Great tutorial. I did not understand this warning though. What does it mean for when I take the USB stick "To go" on a friend's/client's system?
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