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Ten Must-Know Windows 8 Features For IT Pros

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    I know that this is meant for the IT pro, but it should cater for others as well.

    For example, Windows to Go can only be built on Windows 8 Enterprise computers. And is Enterprise also required to run Windows to Go? I would think that many would appreciate this option to work on Pro versions as well.
    You can boot that workspace on almost any computer. I interpreted this as meaning that it would run on almost any computer including non-Windows 8.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    BitLocker is good, but the problem I have with BitLocker is that it requires you to encrypt entire volumes, you can't encrypt individual files or folders, which is what you often need for selective security and for transmission of files. Fortunately, Sophos provides a free utility that allows this.
    Again, I appreciate the point you're making about not being able to encrypt individual files and folders but: "Our favorite new BitLocker features is Used Disk Space Only Encryption. You can still encrypt a full volume, but now you can encrypt only the used disk space when you enable BitLocker" means that you don't have to encrypt the entire volume.
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    I was guessing that you could use a Windows to Go thumb drive on any, at least Windows 8, device, but it's still a pity that you need the enterprise version to create the drive.

    Yes, I saw that you can encrypt partial volumes (or space used), but it still means that you have to encrypt everything that's been written. This would have been a brilliant feature if you could be selective with what was encrypted and that could be transmitted and decrypted by the receiver.

    Sophos works reasonably well, but I feel that things could be better if the encryption was native to Windows. I tried Truecrypt, but it became a right royal pain, as it failed and the password/passkey wouldn't open the files again. Fortunately I was testing and had full backups and was able to replace the encrypted and unopenable files. I won't touch Truecrypt again.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    You can use the Enterprise version to make a true To Go drive on pretty much ANY USB drive, as long as it's 32 gigs.

    BUT, with a little witchcraft and VHD booting, you can make Windows 8 Pro into a Windows 8 To Go drive Ghetto edition.

    The USB drive can be at least 16 gigs in size, as a 32 bit Windows version can be glad with like 7-8 gigs of space, haven't check Windows 8 but I know 7 is like that.
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