[Solved] How to create Windows 10 To Go for free (All Windows 10 editions are supported)?

Updated on July 11, 2022 by Admin to Windows 10 To Go

Are you looking for a tool to create Windows 10 To Go for free? This tutorial will show you how to create a Windows 10 To Go with Hasleo WinToUSB and Windows To Go Creator Wizard built into Windows 10 Education/Enterprise, mainly including the following aspects:

Overview of Windows To Go and Windows To Go Creator Wizard

Windows To Go (WTG) refers to installing a full-featured Windows to a USB drive as a portable Windows, and then you can take that USB drive anywhere and start Windows on this USB drive on any computer.

In the earlier version of Windows 10 Enterprise, we can use the built-in Windows To Go Creator Wizard of Windows 10 to create Windows To Go. Unfortunately, Microsoft announced on May 25, 2019 that it will no longer provide the Windows To Go Creator Wizard tool in Windows 10, which is why we cannot find it in the newer version of Windows 10 Enterprise Edition.

The built-in Windows To Go Creator Wizard of Windows 10 only supports the creation of Windows To Go using Windows 10 Enterprise Edition or Education Edition, but Windows Enterprise Edition is expensive and Education Edition is not available to anyone, so many Windows users are looking for a tool that can create Windows 10 To Go with any version of Windows 10.

Are you looking for an alternative to the built-in Windows To Go Creator Wizard in Windows 10 to support the creation of Windows 10 To Go with any Windows version of Windows 10? Here, we recommend Hasleo WinToUSB to you. As the world's first third-party Windows To Go Creator software, Hasleo WinToUSB has all the functions of Windows To Go Creator Wizard built into Windows 10, and it can help you create Windows 10 To Go with any version of Windows 10.

Below we will detail how to create Windows 10 To Go using Windows To Go Creator Wizard built into Windows 10 Education/Enterprise and Hasleo WinToUSB.

 

Method 1: Create Windows 10 To Go with Windows To Go Creator Wizard built into Windows 10 Education/Enterprise.

Please note that the Windows To Go Creator Wizard built into Windows only exists in Windows Education/Enterprise and only supports creating W2G using Windows Education/Enterprise images.

Step 1. Connect the USB drive to the computer, put your Windows Education/Enterprise installation DVD into the DVD-ROM or double-click the Windows Education/Enterprise installation ISO to mount it as a virtual DVD-ROM.

Step 2. Type "control panel" in the Windows search bar, click "Control Panel" in the search results.

Run Control Panel

Step 3. Find Windows To Go in Control Panel and click to run it.

Find Windows To Go in Control Panel

Step 4. The Windows To Go Creator Wizard will list all the USB drives that can be used to create Windows To Go, select the drive you want to use and click "Next".

Select drive to create Windows To Go

Step 4. The Windows To Go Creator Wizard will list all Windows installation images that can be used to create Windows To Go, select the Windows installation image you want to use and click "Next".

Select windows installation image

Step 6. If you want to encrypt the drive with BitLocker, tick the "Use BitLocker with my Windows To Go workspace" checkbox and enter the password, then click "Next", otherwise click "Skip" button.

Trun on BitLocker to encrypt Windows To Go

Step 7. The Windows To Go Creator Wizard will prompt that the drive will be formatted, click "Create".

Prompt the drive will be formatted

Step 8. The Windows To Go Creator Wizard starts to create the Windows To Go, it will take some time, please be patient.

Creating Windows To Go

 

Method 1: Create Windows 10 To Go with Hasleo WinToUSB (All Windows 10 editions are supported).

Step 1. Connect the USB drive to the computer, download, install and run Hasleo WinToUSB and then click "Windows To Go USB".

Click Windows To Go creator

Step 2. Click "Select installation source", then click "Browse image file" and select the Windows installation ISO file from the open dialog box as installation source, or choose a CD/DVD drive with a Windows installation DVD inserted as the installation source.

Select installation source for Windows To Go

* Tips: If you don't have a Windows 10 installation ISO, please download Windows 10 installation ISO first.

Step 3. Hasleo WinToUSB scans for and lists installable operating systems, select the edition of Windows you want to install.

Select Windows edition

Step 4. Click "Select destination drive" and select the destination drive from the pop-up drive list. If the drive is not correctly recognized by Hasleo WinToUSB, you can click the refresh drive list button for the program to recognize the drive.

Select destination drive

Step 5. 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 USB drive according to your needs, then click "Proceed".

Select partition scheme and installation mode

* Tips:

  1. For more detailed information about "Partition scheme", "Installation mode" and "Enable BitLocker", please refer to: How to create portable Windows 11/10/8/7 from an ISO, WIM, ESD, SWM or VHD(X) file?
  2. 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.

Step 6. 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 7. After clicking "Yes", WinToUSB begins installing Windows to the destination drive, it will take some time, please be patient.

installing Windows to USB

 

How to change BIOS settings to run Windows 10 To Go on different computers?

We know that computers are usually set to boot from an internal drive rather than a USB drive, so to boot Windows To Go from a USB drive, we need to change the BIOS settings to allow the computer to boot from the USB drive. Different brands of computers need to press different keys to enter the BIOS settings when they are powered on. Although the computer will prompt this key when it is powered on, the display time is usually very short, and we may not be able to see this prompt. Below we list the keys that popular brands of motherboards and computers use to enter the BIOS.

keys to enter BIOS

Step 1. Connect the USB to the computer and turn on the power, press the appropriate key to boot into BIOS.

Step 2. After successfully entering the BIOS, change BIOS to boot from the Windows 10 To Go USB drive.

change BIOS to boot from USB

Step 3. Windows 10 starts running. If it is the first time after the installation is complete, you need to follow the prompts to complete the Windows 10 installation process and install applications as needed.

Windows normal installation

 

Conclusion

In this tutorial, we explained in detail how to create Windows 10 To Go with Hasleo WinToUSB and Windows To Go Creator Wizard built into Windows 10 Education/Enterprise. As the best free Windows To Go Creator, Hasleo WinToUSB supports using any version of Windows 10 to create Windows 10 To Go, and is more flexible and powerful than the Windows To Go Creator Wizard tool built into Windows 10. With Hasleo WinToUSB, you can create VHD(X)-based Windows To Go, create Windows To Go with a custom partition layout, clone existing Windows 10 to a USB drive as Windows 10 To Go, and create BitLocker encrypted Windows To Go.