How to clone Windows 10 to an external hard drive as portable Windows 10?

2017-4-11, Posted by Admin to Portable Windows Creator

I have a computer that comes with Windows 10 preinstalled, and I have installed some prerequisite applications. My laptop recently broke and I had to buy a new one. But Before that, I want to clone my Windows 10 computer mentioned above to a an external hard drive as a protable Windows, then I can take the Windows 10 external hard drive to my workplace to replace the damaged laptop. Is there any safe and efficient way to clone Windows 10 to an external hard drive as portable Windows 10?

The answer is yes, a powerful and reliable Portable Windows 10 Creator software has been developed by Hasleo Software. With this program (WinToUSB), you can easily clone Windows 10 installation on an internal hard drive to an external hard drive as portalbe Windows 10.

 

How to use WinToUSB to clone Windows 10 to an external hard drive as portable Windows 10?

1. Connect the external hard drive to the computer.

2. Covert the external hard drive to MBR partition scheme then create the system and boot partitions. The system partition must be FAT32 format and the boot partition must be NTFS format.

3. Download, install and run WinToUSB.

4. Click the System Clone Icon button, then click "Next".

Physical To USB icon

5. Select the external hard drive in the drop-down list. If your external hard drive is not correctly recognized by WinToUSB, you need to click the Refresh Icon button for the program to recognize the external hard drive.

select external hard drive

6. Select the boot partition and system partition from the partition list, the selected partitions will be marked as red.

select system and boot partition

7. Click "Next". After clicking "Next", a pop-up will appear asking you if you want to build a WinPE image to continue. Click "Yes".

need to build winpe

8. WinToUSB begins building WinPE, this may take several minutes, so please be patient..

creating winpe

9. After successfully builded the WinPE image, WinToUSB will prompt you to reboot the computer, click "Yes" button to allow WinToUSB to reboot your computer.

reboot computer

10. It takes some time to clone. After the clone is successfully completed, restart the computer and change BIOS to boot from your external hard drive.

change BIOS to boot from USB

 

Follow these simple steps, you can make an exact copy of your Windows 10 to an external hard drive as portable Windows, including operating system, installed applications and system settings. In addition, you can also use WinToUSB to create portable Windows 8.