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

Updated on June 16, 2023 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. Connect the USB drive to the computer, download, install and run Hasleo WinToUSB and then click the "Windows To Go USB".

Click Windows To Go creator

Step 2. Click "Select installation source", then click "Browse image file" and select the Windows 10 May 2020 Update (Windows 10 2004) installation ISO file from the open dialog box as installation source, or choose a CD/DVD drive with a Windows 10 May 2020 Update (Windows 10 2004) installation DVD inserted as the installation source.

Select installation source for Windows To Go

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 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).