[Solved] Best Free Alternative to Windows To Go Creator built into Aomei Partition Assistant

Updated on July 11, 2022 by Admin to Portable Windows Creator

Aomei Partition Assistant can be used to create Windows To Go, Hasleo WinToUSB is the world's first third-party tool that can be used to create Windows To Go, it is the best alternative to Windows To Go Creator built into Aomei Partition Assistant.

About Windows To Go Creator built into Aomei Partition Assistant

Aomei Partition Assistant is a popular free disk partition tools for Windows users, its main purpose is to help users to manage the space in their hard disk drive, such as creating, deleting, formatting partitions or moving, re-sizing partitions, and you can also use it to clone disks or partitions. The Windows To Go Creator built into Aomei Partition Assistant is a tool that can help users install and run Windows on a USB drive, it functions like Microsoft's Windows To Go Creator Wizard.

The Windows To Go Creator built into Aomei Partition Assistant can create Windows To Go from an ISO, WIM or ESD file or cloning existing Windows to a USB drive as Windows To Go.

Why need a alternative to Windows To Go Creator built into Aomei Partition Assistant?

To be honest, the Windows To Go Creator built into Aomei Partition Assistant 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. The performance of creating Windows To Go from an ISO file is relatively low.
  2. The feature of cloning existing Windows to a USB drive as Windows To Go is only available in the paid version and the performance is poor.
  3. In some cases, Aomei Partition Assistant cannot successfully create Windows, and the program only prompts "Failed to create Windows ToGO" without any other information to help users diagnose the problem.
    Aomei Failed to create Windows ToGO
  4. Cannot select the Windows edition when creating Windows To Go from an ISO file.
  5. You cannot encrypt the Windows TO Go USB drive with BitLocker to protect your data.
  6. Creating Windows installation USB drives and bootable WinPE USB drives is not supported.

Best alternative to Windows To Go Creator built into Aomei Partition Assistant

As mentioned above, when Aomei Partition Assistant prompts "Failed to create Windows ToGO" or it cannot meet your needs, you may be looking for an alternative to it. Luckily, there is a free alternative to Windows To Go Creator built into Aomei Partition Assistant - Hasleo WinToUSB. Hasleo WinToUSB is the world’s first third-party Windows To Go Creator, which can help you create Windows To Go quickly and effectively. If you are familiar with the Windows To Go creation tools, you will find some technologies for creating Windows To Go pioneered by Hasleo WinToUSB, such as creating VHD(X)-based Windows To Go, cloning existing Windows to a USB drive as Windows To Go, are being imitated by other third-party Windows To Go creation tools, including Aomei, EaseUS and Refus.

 

Tutorial to create Windows To Go with Hasleo WinToUSB - The best free alternative to Windows To Go Creator built into Aomei Partition Assistant.

Step 1. Connect the USB drive to the computer, download, install and run Hasleo WinToUSB and then click the "Windows To Go USB".

Click Windows To Go creator

Step 2. Click "Select installation source", then click "Browse image file" and select the Windows 8 installation ISO file from the open dialog box as installation source, or choose a CD/DVD drive with a Windows 8 installation DVD inserted as the installation source.

Select installation source for Windows To Go

Step 3. Hasleo WinToUSB scans for and lists installable operating systems, select the edition of Windows you want to install.

Select Windows edition

Step 4. Click "Select destination drive" and select the destination drive from the pop-up drive list. If the drive is not correctly recognized by Hasleo WinToUSB, you can click the refresh drive list button for the program to recognize the drive.

Select destination drive

Step 5. Choose the partition scheme and installation mode you want to use, and you can specify additional drivers or enable BitLocker to encrypt the Windows To Go USB drive according to your needs, then click "Proceed".

Select partition scheme and installation mode

* Tips:

  1. For more detailed information about "Partition scheme", "Installation mode" and "Enable BitLocker", please refer to: How to create portable Windows 11/10/8/7 from an ISO, WIM, ESD, SWM or VHD(X) file?
  2. 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.

Step 6. After clicking "Proceed", a pop-up will appear asking you if you want to format it to continue, click "Yes" if you are sure.

The drive needs to be formatted prompt

Step 7. After clicking "Yes", WinToUSB begins installing Windows to the destination drive.

installing Windows to USB

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 11 normal installation

Conclusion

As the best Windows To Go Creator alternative to Aomei Partition Assistant, not only you can easily create a Windows To Go USB drive with Hasleo WinToUSB, but also encrypt the Windows TO Go USB drive with BitLocker to protect your data.

As the most professional Windows bootable USB drive creation tool, you can not only use Hasleo WinToUSB to create Windows To Go, but also use it to create Windows installation USB drives and bootable WinPE USB drives.