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

Updated on July 11, 2022 by Admin to Clone Windows 10 to USB drive

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 WinToUSB has been developed by Hasleo Software. With the help of proprietary file system technology, WinToUSB can accurately copy Windows 10 from an internal hard disk to an external hard disk, and ensure that the cloned Windows 10 system can boot from USB on any computer that is compatible with Windows To Go.

WinToUSB is the world's first software that can clone Windows 10 to an external hard disk, with the help of it you can easily clone Windows 10 installation on an internal hard drive to an external hard drive as portalbe Windows 10. Please download and install the software first before heading to the next steps.

 

Tutorial to clone Windows 10 to an external hard drive as portable Windows 10 with WinToUSB.

Step 1. Connect the external hard drive to the computer, run WinToUSB and then click the "Windows To Go USB".

Click Windows To Go creator

Step 2. Click "Select installation source" and then select "Current Windows OS" from the list that pops up.

Select installation source for Windows To Go

Step 3. Click "Select destination drive" and select the destination drive from the pop-up drive list.

Select destination drive

Step 4. 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 external hard drive according to your needs, then click "Proceed".

Select partition scheme and installation mode

* Tips: For more detailed information about "Partition scheme", "Installation mode" and "Enable BitLocker", please refer to: How to clone existing Windows to USB drive as a Windows To Go Workspace?

Step 5. 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 6. After clicking "Yes", WinToUSB begins cloning Windows to the destination drive. The time required for cloning is related to the size of the data to be cloned.

cloning Windows to USB

Step 7. Wait for the clone operation to complete. After the clone is successfully completed, restart the computer and change BIOS to boot from the external hard drive.

change BIOS to boot from USB

Conclusion

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