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

  1. #120


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8


    I just tried this with the Win 8 Pro ISO I just downloaded, but there is no install.wim in the sources directory.
    Has this changed after Win 8 is not officially available?

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  2. #121


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by gerdgoebel View Post
    I just tried this with the Win 8 Pro ISO I just downloaded, but there is no install.wim in the sources directory.
    Has this changed after Win 8 is not officially available?
    I cannot answer that because I have not tried with the Pro version. One problem I could envision is activation.
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  3. #122


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by gerdgoebel View Post
    I just tried this with the Win 8 Pro ISO I just downloaded, but there is no install.wim in the sources directory.
    Has this changed after Win 8 is not officially available?
    There has to be a install.wim even on the PRO disk.

    Keep in mind that To Go is only available/recommended for the Enterprise edition.

    I also didn't tried this method on the Pro ISO.
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  4. #123


    Posts : 9
    windows 8.1


    I've just bought win8 pro but without recovery dvd. I've installed it on my laptop. Can I somehow make one win8 usb to go from my operating system. I do not have any win8.iso.
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  5. #124


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8


    I figured out that the install.wim is only in the enterprise version.
    I downloaded the 90 enterprise trial and sure enough I got the copy to the USB stick to work.
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  6. #125


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by goguta View Post
    I've just bought win8 pro but without recovery dvd. I've installed it on my laptop. Can I somehow make one win8 usb to go from my operating system. I do not have any win8.iso.
    No, that won't work.
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  7. #126


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8


    Just running Windows 8 from the USB stick, I just found out that it will only will work for 90 days.
    I cannot use my Win 8 Pro product key, thus, I will loose the Win to Go after 90 days.
    So back to the main question, having Windows 8 Pro, how can WE get Windows To Go to work for us?
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  8. #127


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by gerdgoebel View Post
    Just running Windows 8 from the USB stick, I just found out that it will only will work for 90 days.
    I cannot use my Win 8 Pro product key, thus, I will loose the Win to Go after 90 days.
    So back to the main question, having Windows 8 Pro, how can WE get Windows To Go to work for us?
    You can't - you need an Enterprise edition. That has licensing reasons.
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  9. #128


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8


    All references i found in this forum and on the Internet are referring to the install.wim file. I do wonder, if everybody is using an enterprise version which does have the install.wim, but not the Pro version.

    I downloaded my Win 8 Pro ISO from MS again to check for the install.wim in the sources directory. Not there. But instead I find install.esd which is a 2GB file. Is that the one i need instead of install.wim?
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  10. #129


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by gerdgoebel View Post
    All references i found in this forum and on the Internet are referring to the install.wim file. I do wonder, if everybody is using an enterprise version which does have the install.wim, but not the Pro version.

    I downloaded my Win 8 Pro ISO from MS again to check for the install.wim in the sources directory. Not there. But instead I find install.esd which is a 2GB file. Is that the one i need instead of install.wim?
    Yes, that is the Windows 8 download offer version.
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