How to Clone Windows 7 to USB Drive as Windows 7 To Go?

Updated on April 24, 2019 by Admin to Clone Windows to USB Drive

I am looking for the most simple possible way for me to clone Windows 7 to a USB drive, I have tried several disk cloning tools, but Windows 7 seems unable to run from a USB drive. I also tried Microsoft's Windows To Go Creator Wizard to create Windows 7 To Go directly from an ISO file, it does not seem to support Windows 7. Does your software WinToUSB support cloning Windows 7 to USB drive as Windows 7 To Go?

Windows 7 is an excellent Windows operating system, it will bring us great convenience if we are able to run Windows 7 from USB drive. When Windows on the internal hard disk does not start properly, we can use it as the emergency operating system to complete data recovery or system recovery work. There are many users who ask this question, can I clone windows 7 to a USB drive, and then start Windows 7 from the USB drive? The answer to this question is no until the WinToUSB been successfully developed.

WinToUSB is the world's first software that can help you clone Windows 7 to a USB drive and ensure that Windows 7 can boot from the USB drive. With proprietary file system cloning technology, WinToUSB can help you clone Windows 7 to a USB drive as quickly as possible. Also, make sure that Windows 7 boots properly from the USB drive by modifying the configuration of the Windows system.

 

Tutorial to Clone Windows 7 to USB Drive as Windows 7 To Go with WinToUSB.

Step 1. Connect the destination external hard drive or flash drive to the computer with an installed copy of WinToUSB, then run WinToUSB.

Step 2. Click the System Clone Icon button, then click "Next".

Physical To USB icon

Step 3. Select the USB drive in the drop-down list. If your 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 external hard drive

Step 4. 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.

Step 5. Select the boot partition and system partition from the partition list, the selected partitions will be marked as red, then click "Next".

clone Windows 7 select system and boot partition

Step 6. After clicking "Next", a pop-up will appear asking you if you want to build a WinPE image to continue. click "Yes". Please note that the paid versions support hot cloning, so you can complete the clone operation without creating WinPE and restarting your computer.

need to build winpe

Step 7. WinToUSB begins building WinPE, this may take several minutes, so please be patient..

creating winpe

Step 8. 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

Step 9. It takes some time to Clone Windows 7 to USB Drive. 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

 

Are you looking for a solution to clone Windows 7 to USB drive as Windows 7 To Go? As stated above, WinToUSB is the best tool which can help you clone Windows 7 to USB drive as Windows 7 To Go, takes just a few steps and you can achieve your goal. In addition, you can also use WinToUSB to clone Windows 10/8 to USB drive as Windows To Go.