This tutorial will show you how to create Windows To Go from Windows system backup image file produced by Hasleo Backup Suite with Hasleo WinToUSB, mainly including the following aspects:
Simply put, Windows To Go (WTG) refers to installing a full-featured Windows onto a USB drive and then booting Windows from that USB drive, which was originally released with Windows 8 as a feature of Windows 8 Enterprise Edition. This feature continued to be available in the early release of Windows 10, but Microsoft announced in May 2019 that it would no longer be available in subsequent Windows versions, so the feature was removed in Windows 10 1909 and Windows 11.
As an enterprise feature of Windows, this feature is only available in the Enterprise Edition of Windows 8/10, and we can only use it to install Windows 8/10 Enterprise Edition to a USB drive. Since Microsoft no longer offers this feature, when we talk about Windows To Go now, we usually mean using a third-party software to install Windows to a USB drive, which is what we call portable Windows. For more information about Windows To Go, please refer to: What is Windows To Go (WTG)?
Hasleo Backup Suite is a free Windows backup and cloning software developed by Hasleo for Windows users, you can use it to backup and restore Windows operating system, disks, partitions or filesand you can also use it to clone Windows operating system, disk or partition. As a professional backup software, it supports full, incremental and differential backup modes, supports compression, encryption, splitting and merging of images, and provides other advanced features such as backup scheduling.
Hasleo WinToUSB is another program developed by Hasleo, which is mainly used to help users create Windows To Go, and it is the world's first third-party software that can be used to create Windows To Go. Hasleo WinToUSB not only allows users to create Windows To Go from mage file (ISO, WIM, VHD(X), etc.), but also creates a precedent of cloning running Windows to USB as Windows To Go. As the most professional Windows To Go creation software, many of the technologies used by Hasleo WinToUSB are pioneering and are being copied by other third-party Windows To Go creation software.
Step 1. Connect the USB drive to the computer, run Hasleo WinToUSB and then click the "Windows To Go USB".
Step 2. Click "Select installation source", then click "Browse image file" and select the Windows system backup image file produced by Hasleo Backup Suite from the open dialog box as installation source.
* Tips: If you do not yet have a Windows system backup image file produced by Hasleo Backup Suite, please refer to: Tutorial to create Windows system backup image file with Hasleo Backup Suite. Please note that the extension of the system backup image generated by Hasleo Backup Suite is .DBI.
Step 3. Click "Select destination drive" and select the destination drive from the pop-up drive list.
Step 4. 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".
Step 5. After clicking "Proceed", a pop-up will appear asking you if you want to format it to continue, click "Yes" if you are sure.
Step 6. After clicking "Yes", Hasleo WinToUSB begins installing Windows to the destination drive.
Step 7. Wait for the installation operation to complete. After the installation completes successfully, restart the computer and change BIOS to boot from the USB drive.
Step 1. Install and run Hasleo Backup Suite, click "Backup" button in the navigation bar, then click "System Backup" button in the operation area.
Step 2. Hasleo Backup Suite will automatically select all partitions that need to be backed up for Windows operating system backup. You only need to modify the task name, description, destination and backup options according to your needs, and then click the "Proceed" button.
* Task name: Specify a task name so that you can quickly find and manage the backup task.
* Description: Briefly describe the purpose of the task and other information.
* Destination: The destination path where the backup image files will be stored, modify it by clicking the folder icon.
* Backup options: Advanced backup settings. For more details, please refer to Backup options.
* Backup schedule: Set up a backup schedule to automatically perform the backup task on a regular basis. For more details, please refer to Backup schedule.
Step 3. After clicking the "Proceed" button, Hasleo Backup Suite starts backing up the Windows operating system to the storage path you specify. Please note that the backup time is related to the size of the data that needs to be backed up, so please be patient.
Step 4. Wait for the backup to complete.
As mentioned above, Hasleo WinToUSB allows you to create Windows To Go from the Windows system backup image generated by Hasleo Backup Suite.
As a professional Windows To Go Creator tool, you can also use Hasleo WinToUSB to create Windows To Go from an ISO, WIM, VHD(X) image file, or clone Windows to a USB drive as Windows To Go.