How to create Windows 10 To Go step by step using Hasleo WinToUSB?

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

This tutorial will show you how to create a portable Windows 10 step by step, mainly including the following aspects:

Microsoft will no longer provide the Windows To Go creation tool

If you're using Windows 10 Enterprise Edition, you can easily create Windows To Go (WTG) USB drive by using the Windows built-in Windows To Go Creator Wizard, and you can find this useful tool just by going into Windows Control Panel. As a wizard-based tool, you can create Windows To Go step by step with its help.

Windows To Go in Windows Control Panel

Unfortunately, if we're not using Windows Enterprise Edition we won't be able to use this tool to create Windows To Go, even if the tool exists in Windows Control Panel. In fact, in earlier versions of Windows 10 Home and Pro editions, this tool did not exist in Control panel at all. And Microsoft announced on May 25, 2019 that it will no longer provide the Windows To Go creation tool, so you will not be able to find the Windows To Go Creator Wizard in the Windows Enterprise version released after May 2019.

 

Why choose Hasleo WinToUSB to create Windows 10 To Go?

Are you looking for a tutorial to create Windows 10 To Go step by step for free? Is there any other software that can help us create Windows 10 To Go? Here we tell you the best answer is to use Hasleo WinToUSB. As the world's first third-party Windows To Go Creator software, it can help you create Windows 10 To Go with just a few steps, and has more powerful features than Windows built-in Windows To Go Creator Wizard. With Hasleo WinToUSB, you can clone Windows to a USB drive as Windows To Go, you can install or clone Windows to a USB flash drive as Windows To Go, and you can create VHD-based Windows To Go, all of these features are not available in Windows built-in Windows To Go Creator Wizard.

There are other tools available to create Windows 10 To Go, but they either don't support creating Windows To Go from ISO file (e.g. Easeus), cloning Windows to a USB drive as Windows To Go (e.g. refus), or encrypting Windows To Go with BitLocker (e.g. Aomei, Easeus, and refus). It is no exaggeration to say that Hasleo WinToUSB is the best tool for creating Windows 10 To Go.

 

How to create Windows 10 To Go step by step using Hasleo WinToUSB?

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.

installing Windows to USB

Step 8. It takes some time to install. After installation restart the computer and change BIOS to boot from your USB drive.

change BIOS to boot from USB

Step 9. Windows 10 normal installation starts up and you have to complete all the installation steps. After that, you can install programs, copy files, etc.

Windows 10 normal installation

 

How to download Windows 10 installation ISO?

We recommend using MediaCreationTool to download Windows 10, detailed steps are listed below.

Step 1. Go to Microsoft's official website to download the MediaCreationTool tool, here is the link: Download Windows 10.

dwonload media creation tool

Step 2. After the download is complete, double-click to run MediaCreationTool, click "Accept".

Step 3. Check the "Create installation media (USB flash drive, DVD, or ISO file) for another PC" checkbox and click "Next".

check create installation media checkbox

Step 4. Download the Windows 10 edition according to your needs, click "Next".

select windows 10 edition

Step 5. Check the "ISO file" checkbox, click "Next" and select the ISO save path in the pop-up dialog box, then click "Save".

check iso file checkbox

Step 6. MediaCreationTool starts downloading the Windows 10 installation ISO, and when the download is complete, click "Finish" to close MediaCreationTool.

windows download progress

 

Summary

In this tutorial, we explained in detail how to how to download the Windows 10 installation ISO and use WinToUSB to create Windows 10 To Go from the Windows 10 installation ISO step by step for free. In fact, as the best Windows To Go Creator, you can also use WinToUSB to clone Windows 10 to a USB drive as a Windows To Go workspace.