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Create Portable Windows 10/8/7 USB Drive in 3 Steps

Updated on Apr 03, 2019 by Tracy King to Todo Backup Resource

This article guides you to create a Windows portable USB drive in 3 simple steps by cloning Windows system to USB drive. If you want to use your own computer system in new PC or want to create an emergency bootable disk of your computer, follow to create the portable Windows 10/8/7 USB drive here now.

How to create a portable Windows USB drive

"Hi there, do you know how to create a portable Windows USB drive? I was told that the portable Windows USB drive can save me quite a lot of time and energy of carrying my computer to another workplace. And I can directly boot my own system to a new device so to continue my work. 

This is really amazing. I want to try this. Do you know how to safely clone system to the USB drive and make it a portable Windows disk so that I can carry my system and data to anywhere with a tiny USB drive? If you know the way, please help me. Thank you."

Portable Windows USB drive allows you to boot your own system to a brand new computer without reinstallation. You can also rescue your own computer with the portable Windows USB drive when your computer suddenly crashed or Windows fail to boot. So how to create such a portable Windows USB drive? 

Create portable Windows 10/8/7 USB drive in 3 steps

Here in this article, we'd like to recommend you try professional Windows backup and recovery software EaseUS Todo Backup which supports you to effectively create the portable Windows USB drive for Windows 10/8/7, etc. within 3 simple steps. It's 100% free for you to create the portable Windows USB drive within 30 days with the help of EaseUS Todo Backup. You may free download and install it to create a portable Windows USB drive of your own computer system right now. 

Video tutorial of how to create portable Windows 10/8/7 USB drive:

Step by step guide to create Windows USB drive:

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 menu and click "System Clone" in the lower position.

click 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 Portable Windows USB drive". Click "OK".

choose the usb drive to create a portable windows usb drive

Click "Proceed". The software will start immediately cloning the default partitions of your desktop/laptop to the USB drive. After the cloning process is over, you can safely plug the USB drive out.

start to create portable windows usb drive

Step 3. 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

After this, you've successfully created a portable Windows USB drive and you can use it to run your own system on the new computer or restart PC if the system crashes suddenly