How To Create Windows To Go with Windows 10 May 2020 Update (Windows 10 2004)?

May 28, 2020, Posted by Admin to Windows 10 To Go

Due to the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Microsoft postponed the release of Windows 10 May 2020 Update, until today Microsoft finally released it. Usually we refer to Windows 10 May 2020 Update as Windows 10 2004, it includes a fairly long list of improvements for users with special accessibility needs. Due to concerns about the stability of Windows 10 2004, if you want to experience the new features of Windows 10 2004 but don’t want to upgrade the currently running Windows 10 to Windows 10 2004 for now, we recommend that you install Windows 10 2004 to a USB drive to experience it. The feature of installing Windows to a USB drive and running Windows from a USB drive is called Windows To Go, with this feature, we can experience Windows 10 without destroying Windows on the internal disk. But by default, we cannot install Windows to a USB drive, we have to use a third-party Windows To Go Creator to create Windows To Go. This tutorial will show you how to install Windows 10 May 2020 Update to a USB drive as portable Windows using WinToUSB.


Tutorial To Create Windows To Go with Windows 10 May 2020 Update (Windows 10 2004) and WinToUSB.

Step 1. Download Windows 10 May 2020 Update installation ISO, usually we use MediaCreationTool.exe to download Windows 10. We recommend that you go to Microsoft's official website to download the MediaCreationTool.exe tool, here is the link: Download Windows 10 2004.

dwonload media creation tool

Step 2. Connect the destination external hard drive or flash drive to the computer with an installed copy of WinToUSB, then run WinToUSB.

Step 3. Click the ISO Icon button, then click the Browse Icon button and select the Windows 10 May 2020 Update installation ISO file download earlier from the open dialog box.

Step 4. WinToUSB scans for and lists installable operating systems. If you see the edition of Windows you want to install, select it, then click "Next".

create Windows To Go from ISO

Step 5. 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 6. 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 7. 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 8. After clicking "Next", WinToUSB begins installing Windows.

Installing Windows icon

Step 9. 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 10. Windows 10 May 2020 Update (Windows 10 2004) 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


To sum up, as a professional Windows To Go Creator, WinToUSB is the best software which can help you create Windows To Go workspace with Windows 10 May 2020 Update (Windows 10 2004).