[Solved] Best Free Alternative to EaseUS Windows To Go Creator

May 5, 2021, Posted by Admin to Windows To Go Creator

About Windows To Go Creator built into EaseUS Todo Backup

EaseUS Todo Backup is a powerful, reliable and secure Windows backup software that provides Windows operating system backup, disk/partition backup and file backup capabilities, and it is a Windows disk cloning software that can help us clone Windows, disks and partitions. The Windows To Go Creator built into EaseUS Todo Backup is an advanced Windows cloning option that allows us to clone Windows from an internal disk to a USB drive and enable Windows to boot properly from the USB drive, it functions like Microsoft's Windows To Go Creator Wizard, but it cannot create Windows To Go directly from an ISO, WIM or ESD file.

EaseUS Windows To GO Creator

Why need a alternative to EaseUS Windows To Go Creator?

To be honest, the Windows To Go Creator built into EaseUS Todo Backup is a great Windows To Go creation tool, it has a nice graphical interface and a high success rate, but it has the following shortcomings:
    1. It does not support creating Windows To Go from an ISO, WIM, ESD or VHD(X) file.
    2. It does not support the creation of VHD(X)-based Windows To Go.
    3. The feature of cloning existing Windows to a USB drive as Windows To Go is only available in the paid version.
    4. You cannot encrypt the Windows TO Go USB drive with BitLocker to protect your data.

As mentioned above, the Windows To Go Creator built into EaseUS Todo Backup can only clone existing Windows to a USB drive as Windows To Go, it does not support creating Windows To Go from an ISO, WIM, ESD or VHD(X) file. If EaseUS Windows To Go Creator cannot meet your needs, you may be looking for an alternative to it. Here, we recommend you to try Hasleo WinToUSB, it is the world’s first third-party Windows To Go Creator, which can perfectly help you solve all the problems mentioned above.

 

Tutorial to create Windows To Go with Hasleo WinToUSB - The best free alternative to EaseUS Windows To Go Creator.

Step 1. Connect the USB drive to the computer, then run WinToUSB.

Step 2. Click the ISO Icon button, then click the Browse Icon button and select the Windows installation ISO file from the open dialog box.

select windows 10 installation iso

Step 3. WinToUSB scans for and lists installable operating systems in the Windows installation ISO. Please select the edition of Windows you want to install, then click "Next".

select windows 10 edition

Step 4. Select the destination USB drive in the drop-down list. If the USB drive is not correctly recognized by WinToUSB, you need to click the Refresh Icon button for the program to recognize the USB drive.

select USB drive

Step 5. A pop-up will appear asking you if you want to format it to continue, select the partition scheme you want to use and click "Yes" to format it. If you choose "Keep the existing partition scheme", you need to manually prepare the partitions on the USB drive before this step, and here is the user guide on how to manually prepare partitions for Windows To Go. Please note that the "Keep the existing partition scheme" option is valid only for an external disk.

select partition scheme for Windows To Go

Step 6. Select the system partition and boot partition from the partition list, the selected partitions will be marked as red, then click "Next".

Select target partition icon

Step 7. After clicking "Next", WinToUSB begins installing Windows to the USB drive.

installing Windows to USB drive

Step 8. It takes some time to install. After installation restart the computer and change BIOS to boot from your USB drive.

change BIOS to boot from USB

Step 9. Windows normal installation starts up and you have to complete all the installation steps. After that, you can install programs, copy files, etc.

Windows normal installation

 

As the best free alternative to Windows To Go Creator built into EaseUS Todo Backup, not only you can use Hasleo WinToUSB to clone existing Windows to a USB drive as Windows To Go, but also you can create Windows To Go from an ISO, WIM, ESD or VHD(X) file, and you can encrypt the Windows TO Go USB drive with BitLocker to protect your data.