1. mfran2002's Avatar
    I created a bootable usb key with windows10 following this procedure.

    https://www.windowscentral.com/how-c...a-uefi-support

    but when i turn on the pc, it lets me choose between installing win10 with or without keeping my files..

    I thought it was possible simply to start operating system directly from USB...

    someone can clarify me that?

    thanks!.
    10-27-2017 04:10 AM
  2. ousooner314's Avatar
    The link that you used is to create a bootable Windows 10 installer for the purposes of installing it on a computer. It's not for loading Windows 10 from that external drive.

    I believe there are ways with some other 3rd party tools. You should be able to do a search on your preferred search engine and find some results pretty quickly. I've never attempted loading Win 10 from an external drive, so I don't want to post a link that I can't verify.. but it's definitely out there.
    10-27-2017 10:08 AM
  3. excalibur1814's Avatar
    4 Tools To Create Windows To Go USB Of Windows 10

    Windows 8 used to have a thing called WindowsToGo and a range of USB drives were released with improved blah blah. Try it :)
    10-28-2017 05:50 AM
  4. DOGC_Kyle's Avatar
    Windows To Go is included in Windows Pro and Enterprise (8/8.1/10). It's in the legacy control panel, but still works fine.
    You need a minimum 64GB USB3.0 drive, with certain minimum read/write speeds (not every stick will work).

    You could also use the bootable installer you already have, insert a second USB drive, and see if it lets you install Windows onto the second USB.
    10-28-2017 02:22 PM

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