How to clone Windows To Go to another USB drive?

Updated on April 24, 2020 by Admin to Clone Windows to USB Drive

Is it possible to Windows To Go to another USB drive? I don’t see this feature available in my registered copy of WinToUSB. I attempted to install Windows via WinToUSB to run Windows on my Mac. It worked up until I installed the Windows support software from boot camp assistant. At that point Windows will no longer load and hangs on the startup screen. I am going to now to cloning a known copy of Windows that I know works with my Mac.

Windows To Go has brought a lot of convenience to mobile office workers, but abnormal operations, such as unplugging Windows To Go USB drive during use, can cause Windows systems on Windows To Go to fail to start. Many users ask if we can clone Windows To Go to another USB disk as a backup, the answer is YES. We know that WinToUSB can clone an existing Windows on an internal disk to a USB drive as Windows To Go, and in fact it can also help us clone Windows To Go to another USB drive. Through proprietary file system technology and mastery of Windows To Go, WinToUSB can accurately copy Windows To Go to another USB drive, and ensure that the cloned Windows To Go can boot up any computer that is compatible with Windows To Go.


Tutorial to clone Windows To Go to another USB drive with WinToUSB.

Step 1. Boot from the Windows To Go drive you want to clone.

Step 2. Download, install and run WinToUSB.

Step 3. Connect the destination USB drive to the computer.

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

Physical To USB icon

Step 5. 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 6. 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 7. Select the system partition and boot partition from the partition list, the selected partitions will be marked as red, then click "Next".

clone Windows select system and boot partition

Step 8. After clicking "Next", WinToUSB begins cloning Windows to the destination USB drive.

clone Windows to USB

  1. Please note that in some cases WinToUSB may need to create a WinPE and then reboot into the WinPE environment to complete the Windows cloning operation.

Step 9. It takes some time to clone Windows to the destination USB drive. After the clone is successfully completed, restart the computer and change BIOS to boot from the destination USB drive.

change BIOS to boot from USB


Follow these simple steps, you can easily clone Windows To Go to another USB drive, including operating system, installed applications and system settings.