How to create Windows To Go using Windows 10 Home Edition?

Updated on April 24, 2019 by Admin to Windows 10 To Go

I've used Windows To Go (WTG) in my company and it's very useful when the system crashes. I tried to create a Windows To Go USB drive with Windows 10 Home Edition, however the Windows To Go creator provided by Microsoft did not recognize the Windows 10 Home installation ISO. Can someone tell me how to create Windows To Go using Windows 10 home edition?

The Windows 10 Home Edition is the most widely used version of Windows 10, which meets most of our requirements, but unfortunately we cannot use Windows 10 Home Edition to create Windows To Go USB drive by using the Windows built-in Windows To Go Creator. However, as a very useful feature, there are many people who want to be able to use Windows Home Edition to create Windows To Go. In the following, you can learn in details about how to use Windows 10 Home Edition to create Windows To Go.


Tutorial to create Windows To Go with Windows 10 Home Edition.

Step 1. Connect the USB drive to the computer, then run WinToUSB.

Step 2. Click the ISO Icon button, then click the Browse Icon button and select the Windows 10 installation ISO file from the open dialog box.

select windows 10 installation iso

Step 3. WinToUSB scans for and lists installable operating systems in the Windows 10 installation ISO. Please select the Windows 10 Home edition, then click "Next".

select windows 10 home edition

Step 4. 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 5. 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 6. Select the system partition and boot partition from the partition list, the selected partitions will be marked as red, then click "Next".

Select target partition icon

Step 7. After clicking "Next", WinToUSB begins installing Windows 10 to the USB drive.

installing Windows to USB drive

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 Home edition 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


The whole process will be quickly done. Now you know how to create Windows To Go using Windows 10 home edition, and now you have a Windows 10 Home To Go USB drive, then you can carry it to anywhere and use it on any computer.