How To Create Windows To Go with Windows 10 October 2020 Update (Windows 10 20H2)?

October 22, 2020, Posted by Admin to Windows 10 To Go

Microsoft recently released the Windows 10 October 2020 Update (Windows 10 20H2), which brings us some new features and functional improvements. If you want to try Windows 10 October 2020 Update, but you are worried that it will not work stably on your computer. We recommend that you use WinToUSB to install Windows 10 20H2 to a USB drive for testing. After confirming that it can work stably on your computer, then upgrade the Windows on the local disk to Windows 10 20H2. Below we will introduce in detail how to use WinToUSB to install Windows 10 October 2020 Update to a USB drive as portable Windows.

 

Tutorial To Create Windows To Go with Windows 10 October 2020 Update (Windows 10 20H2) and WinToUSB.

Step 1. Download Windows 10 October 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 MediaCreationTool20H2.exe tool, here is the link: Download Windows 10 October 2020 Update.

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 October 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 October 2020 Update (Windows 10 20H2) 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

 

WinToUSB is a professional Windows To Go Creator which can help you install Windows 10 October 2020 Update (Windows 10 20H2) to a USB drive as portable Windows, which is fast and easy to use.