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

  1. #110


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    The 58GB is the binary value of appr. 62GB decimal which is probably the capacity of your SSD.

    And what does the system event log say.

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  2. #111


    Posts : 106
    Windows 8 Pro


    I was able to install Win 8 64-bit on the USB stick. Not sure why the "clean" command threw that error.

    Win 8 To Go on USB has been a mixed bag. It worked on 40% of the 64-bit computers I tried it on.

    It worked on 2 HP laptops.
    It did not not work on 2 separate Dell desktops (quadcore and Nehalem-based).
    It also did not work on the desktop I recently put together (Asrock motherboard, i7-2600k).

    When I say it did not work, here is what happens:

    It seems to be booting fine, and then a faint blue screen flashes for half a second and the computer shuts down. It happens so quickly I cannot read the message.
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  3. #112


    Posts : 2
    WIndows 7


    You don't need to download and install the whole WAIK. See How to make a Win8ToGo USB drive (boot Windows 8 To Go from a USB drive) - YouTube
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  4. #113


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by s69 View Post
    You don't need to download and install the whole WAIK. See How to make a Win8ToGo USB drive (boot Windows 8 To Go from a USB drive) - YouTube
    Welcome to the forums!

    Thanks for showing another working method .
    Yes but you still need WAIK components and in the video it says to download WAIK...

    Agreed: you don't need the whole WAIK.

    This is a personal choice of programs but you don't need ANY drive mounter only 7-Zip and imagex.exe (these two are bare minimum and all can be done). Extracting install.wim from the iso for the procedure works pretty well also.

    Thanks
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  5. #114


    Posts : 2
    WIndows 7


    [QUOTE=Hopachi;109494]
    Quote Originally Posted by s69 View Post
    Yes but you still need WAIK components and in the video it says to download WAIK...
    No, the video shows how to use the GetWaikTools.exe utility in order to get imagex without needing to download the whole WAIK.
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  6. #115


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    [QUOTE=s69;109519]
    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by s69 View Post
    Yes but you still need WAIK components and in the video it says to download WAIK...
    No, the video shows how to use the GetWaikTools.exe utility in order to get imagex without needing to download the whole WAIK.
    Right .

    Thanks for mentioning that. I see it now.
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  7. #116


    So Cal
    Posts : 151
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition


    I used your link to the WAIK and it is the Win7 version... and on running the imagex command it kept giving me an error that it couldn't run, and was the wrong version. I tried and tried again to get this to work... perhaps it is because I'm using the latest version (Version 6.2.9200 Build 9200) <-- that's the Retail RTM of Win8 Pro from Dreamspark Premium, formerly known as the MSDN Academic Alliance.

    I had to go here: About the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit and download the new Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows 8.

    BIG NOTE HERE: Once you have dl and installed the Win8 ADK, go to: C:\Program Files\Windows Kits\8.0\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Deployment Tools\x86\DISM to locate the appropriate imagex.exe file !

    NOTE: I did a 32 bit install, folder varies with your install and CPU type. I also simplified my paths by placing everything at the root of C:\ instead of the desktop!

    It is working with 68% completed! I will update after it has finished!
    Last edited by Darryl Licht; 01 Sep 2012 at 17:27.
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  8. #117


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    It is a useful feature - finally MS are doing what Linux has been doing for years.

    Sadly, it is only for Enterprise customers.

    You don't need imagex and you don't need WAIK or part of it - there are several free programs that can manage wims.

    Perhaps the easiest is Gimagex.

    GImageX - AutoItScript
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  9. #118


    So Cal
    Posts : 151
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition


    ImageX Tool for Windows
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corp. All rights reserved.
    Version: 6.2.9200.16384


    [ 100% ] Applying progress

    Successfully applied image.

    Total elapsed time: 58 min 14 sec

    8 GB USB 2.0 Flash, yes it took a while!
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  10. #119


    New Jersey
    Posts : 114
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64


    I followed the instructions to the tee and created W8 to Go on a 32GB Corsair Flash Voyager USB3 stick.

    I booted from my stick (via my BIOS's boot menu when I hit F8 during the boot) and got the W8 logo and the progress circle thingamajig. Then I get an error message (the W8 light blue full screen message) that my PC encountered an error. The message went by so fast I couldn't read it.

    My PC rebooted and again I hit F8 to boot from the stick. Again same error. I also let the reboot go without hitting F8 for the boot menu and W8 booted from my hard drive. I ran a chkdsk against the stick and it came back with no errors.

    I've attached the speed results of my USB3 stick. While not a speed demon, but priced reasonably, I think the speed of the stick is sufficient and shouldn't be the cause of my problem.

    ***** The speed screen doesn't seem like it is showing up at least to me. It did on the Preview and I definitely saved it in the post. Here it is from ImageShack.

    I changed by BIOS to boot from the USB3 stick first. I get a stop code of 0x00000001. The iso you are talking about is the iso I got from Technet, correct? If my boot is successful I should see the screens for setting up W8 the first time. Right?

    ****** looks like my brand new USB3 stick might be hosed. It doesn't appear in Explorer and Disk Management. It does show up in Device Manager but the Policies tab is missing and I can't populate it so something isn't right. Time to try it under a recovery disk.

    Tried a new brand of USB3 flash drive, same error. It would be nice if someone responded to my problem even to say they really don't have a clue what my problem is all about. A lack of a response is making me doubt the sincerity of this sites mission statement or intent at least, people helping people.
    Last edited by streetwolf; 08 Sep 2012 at 11:44.
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