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Create Portable Windows 10 Creators To Go USB Drive

Updated by Daisy on Apr 21, 2021
Written by Tracy King

Why need a portable Windows To Go USB drive

This page mainly tells how to create a portable Windows USB drive on Windows 10 Creators. If you are a new Windows 10 Creators user and don't quite understand the necessity of such a tool, here below, you'll find a list of advantages of Windows To Go USB drive. And this will also explain why do you need to create a portable Windows 10 Creator To Go USB drive:

1. Prevent system update error;
2. Avoid unexpected system crash or failure error;

If your computer fails to boot after an update to new Windows 10 Creators or system crashes for unknown reasons, a portable Windows To Go USB Drive will help you effectively boot your system and you can continue with your job and find solutions to fix the current system failure error.

3. Take your own Windows system anywhere, run your own Windows from USB on any other computers;
If you don't want to take your PC or computer on business, such a portable Windows USB drive will effectively help. You can run your own system on any other PCs from the USB drive. 

Create a portable Windows To Go USB drive for Windows 10 Creators

So how to burn and install your current Windows 10 Creators ISO into a USB drive and make it bootable on any other computers? It won't succeed without the help of third-party software or tool. 

Here we'd like to recommend you try professional Windows backup recovery software - EaseUS Todo Backup which allows you to clone and install Windows 10 Creators to a portable USB drive. It fully supports all Windows systems, which means that you can create a portable Windows USB drive for any systems that you are running on. Just download and follow to see how to make your Windows system bootable from the USB drive on any computer now. 

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3 steps to create Windows 10 Creators To Go USB drive

Now you may follow below step by step guide to create a Windows portable USB drive of Windows 10 Creators on your own now:

USB requirements:

1. Check how much disk space is used for the system C drive. Let's assume 40GB. Then prepare a qualified USB drive, of which the disk capacity must be larger than 40GB.

2. Do you use an empty new USB drive or an old one? Make sure that all the important data has been safely transferred because the system clone will overwrite data on it completely.

3. Correctly connect the USB drive to your machine and make sure that Windows has detected it and assigned a drive letter to it.

Follow the overall process to create a portable Windows USB drive and boot from it:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Todo Backup. Expand the Tools menu and click "System Clone".

select system clone

Step 2. On the "System clone" window, the software will choose the system partition and boot partition by default. Just Choose the USB drive as the destination disk. Click on "Advanced options" and then "Create a portable windows USB Drive". Click "OK" and then "Next".

select system clone

Step 3. You can preview or adjust the disk layout on the destination drive. If there is no problem, click "Proceed" and the software will start immediately cloning the default system partitions of your desktop/laptop to the USB drive. After the cloning process is over, you can safely plug the USB drive out.

select system clone

Step 4. Boot from the USB drive.

  • Connect your portable USB to the computer
  • Restart the computer and press "Del" to enter BIOS
  • Set the PC to boot from the portable USB by changing the boot order in BIOS under the "Boot" tab
  • Save changes and you'll see your system booting up from the USB drive

Wait to let the system clone process complete and then you will get a portable Windows 10 Creators To Go USB drive which would allow you to run and boot your own system on other computers without any problems. 

How to use and run Windows 10 Creators from portable Windows To GO USB drive

So how to use and run your own Windows system from the portable Windows To Go USB drive on any other computers or PCs? Here below, you'll find detailed guide tips to effectively boot your Windows system on your own PC or other computers from the Windows portable USB drive:

Step 1. Connect the portable Windows 10 Creators USB drive with the target computer and reboot the machine;

Step 2. Set computer to boot from the Windows portable USB drive in BIOS:

1. Reboot PC > When the Windows logo appears, press F2 continuously  to enter BIOS;
2. Set the computer to boot from the USB drive and save the changes;

Step 3. Reboot PC and then you can use your own system running on the new computer now.

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Updated by Daisy

Daisy is the Senior editor of the writing team for EaseUS. She has been working in EaseUS for over ten years, starting from a technical writer to a team leader of the content group. As a professional author for over 10 years, she writes a lot to help people overcome their tech troubles.

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Written by Tracy King

Tracy joined in EaseUS in 2013 and has been working with EaseUS content team for over 7 years. Being enthusiastic in computing and technology, she writes tech how-to articles and share technical solutions about Windows & Mac data recovery, file/system backup and recovery, partition management and iOS/Android data recovery.

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