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

April 29, 2021, Posted by Admin to Windows To Go Creator

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.
    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.

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, 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 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.