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[Fix] This is a removable drive and isn't compatible with Windows to go

Updated on Apr 23, 2019 by Jean to Todo Backup Resource

Summary:
Refer to the Microsoft Windows to go certified USB drive list and easily solve the error 'this is a removable drive and isn't compatible with Windows to go' error in Windows 10, 8 or 7 while creating a Windows To Go USB.

"On my Windows 10 computer, I'm trying to use a 32GB Patriot USB 3.0 flash drive to create a portable Windows 10 on this drive by opening Control Panel and then Windows To Go, but failed while selecting the flash drive due to the exact error message on the screenshot."

Full error message

"This is a removable drive and isn't compatible with Windows To Go. Choose a drive that meets the required hardware specifications."

this is a removable drive and isn't compatible with Windows to go

What does it mean by USB not compatible with Windows To Go?

For your information, Windows To Go requires certified USB flash drive in order to create a portable Windows operating system on it. If your flash drive is not within the certified USB list, you'll probably encounter the error prompting an incompatible issue.

So please refer to the Microsoft Windows to go certified USB drive list and easily solve the error 'this is a removable drive and isn't compatible with Windows to go' error in Windows 10, 8 or 7 while creating a Windows To Go USB.

List of USB flash drives that are currently certified for use as Windows To Go drives

  • Imation IronKey™ Workspace W300 / W500 / W700 
  • Kingston DataTraveler Workspace 
  • Spyrus Portable Workplace
  • Spyrus Secure Portable Workplace
  • Spyrus WorkSafe
  • Super Talent RC4/ RC8 
  • WD My Passport Enterprise 

Fix USB not compatible issue in Windows 10/8/7 with EaseUS Windows To Go creator

Will you give it up and buy any one of the certified Windows To Go drives? Not necessary. EaseUS Todo Backup is designed with a feature that works like a Windows To Go creator, which can be perfectly used as an alternative solution to create a portable Windows OS on non-certified USB flash drive without being interrupted by the error - this is a removable drive and isn't compatible with Windows to go!

So, let's download this amazing Windows backup software and create your own Windows To Go USB drive without worrying it's not a compatible & certified USB.

Step 1. EaseUS Todo Backup is recognized as a Windows To Go Creator, and it's easy for you to create a Windows bootable USB drive. First, insert your USB flash drive into a Windows computer. Launch EaseUS Todo Backup and click "System Clone".

choose system clone create windows to go usb

Step 2. Choose the USB drive as the destination disk to clone system disk (Only make sure that your USB drive has to be bigger than the source disk). 

The most important step here is to click on "Advanced options" and choose "Create Portable Windows USB drive". Click "OK".

choose create a portable windows usb drive

Step 3. Click "Proceed". The software will start cloning the system disk, with which your personalized operating system and boot files will be imaged to the USB flash drive together.​

click proceed to start creating a windows to go usb drive

Do not hesitate anymore, the best USB bootable software for all Windows should be the No.1 choice as soon as creating Windows To Go USB flash drive failed due to the incompatibility and certification issue happens!