How to create Windows 10/11 To Go without Windows 10/11 Enterprise Edition?

Updated on June 9, 2023 by Admin to Windows 10 To Go

Microsoft Windows 10 has been released to manufacturers and has been available to the general public since 29th July, 2015, and all Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 users can upgrade to Windows 10 for free, so more and more people have upgraded to Windows 10. Windows 10 contains some compelling features, most notable of which is Windows To Go (WTG), which allows you to create a portable Windows 10 using the Windows 10 built-in application Windows To Go Creator Wizard. With Windows To Go Creator Wizard, you can install Enterprise Edition of Windows 10 onto a USB drive and then run Windows 10 from that drive. - Admin was published in May 2017.

As we all know, Windows 10/11 is divided into the following editions: Home, Professional, Enterprise, Education, Mobile, Mobile Enterprise and loT Core. Unfortunately, usually the personal user owns Home or Professional edition of Windows 10/11, we don't have an Enterprise Edition of Windows 10/11, so we can't use the Windows built-in application to create Windows To Go USB drive. And Microsoft announced on May 25, 2019 that it will no longer continue to develop Windows To Go, and subsequent versions of Windows will no longer provide Windows To Go creation support. The official version of Windows 11 has been released on October 5, 2021, and we did not see its built-in Windows To Go Creator Wizard, nor did we see it in subsequent versions of Windows 10.

Does this means that there is no way to create a Windows To Go USB drive without an Enterprise Edition of Windows 10/11? No! You can use the third-party software Hasleo WinToUSB to create Windows 10/11 To Go from any edition of Windows 10/11, and it works for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 too.


Tutorial to use Hasleo WinToUSB to create Windows 10/11 To Go without Windows 10/11 Enterprise Edition.

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 10/11 installation ISO, please download first.

  1. How to download Windows 10 installation ISO?
  2. How to download Windows 11 installation ISO?

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

Windows normal installation



Follow these simple steps, you can easily create a Windows 10/11 To Go USB drive without enterprise edition of Windows 10/11 by using Hasleo WinToUSB, after that you can carry this Windows 10 To Go USB drive to anywhere and use it on any computer.

As the most professional Windows To Go creation software, you can create Windows To Go not only with Windows 10/11 non-enterprise edition, but also create Windows To Go with Windows 10/11 enterprise edition, or even you can create Windows To Go with Windows server edition operating systems.