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Windows To Go? Where can I got it?

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  • Dear All,

    I am interested on The Windows To Go but I cant find this feature on the WDP,

    Where can I enable this feature or download the img of the USB?

     

    Thanks:)

    Best Regards,

    Nova


    Best Regards,
    Nova C. Altesse,
    BBA, Bsc, ABA, MCTS, MPN, MCNPS, MCVSS, MCSS, MBS
    Friday, September 16, 2011 3:38 PM

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  • On Fri, 16 Sep 2011 15:38:38 +0000, Nova C. Altesse wrote:

    I am interested on The Windows To Go but I cant find this feature on the WDP,

    Where can I enable this feature or download the img of the USB?

    It isn't available in this build.


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Identity Lifecycle Manager
    http://www.identit.ca
    No program done by an undergrad will work after she graduates.

    Friday, September 16, 2011 3:42 PM
  • On Fri, 16 Sep 2011 15:38:38 +0000, Nova C. Altesse wrote:

    I am interested on The Windows To Go but I cant find this feature on the WDP,

    Where can I enable this feature or download the img of the USB?

    It isn't available in this build.


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Identity Lifecycle Manager
    http://www.identit.ca
    No program done by an undergrad will work after she graduates.

    Then how do people who attended BUILD have flash drives with the WDP installed in a Windows to go instance?
    Friday, September 16, 2011 3:56 PM
  • On Fri, 16 Sep 2011 15:56:17 +0000, Chris123NT-1 wrote:

    Then how do people who attended BUILD have flash drives with the WDP installed in a Windows to go instance?

    Because Microsoft used either a newer build or internally available tools
    to create the flash drives for the attendees?

    If I'm wrong about this, then please enlighten me on how I can create a WTG
    USB flash drive using what is publicly available.


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Identity Lifecycle Manager
    http://www.identit.ca
    Dump:  The EPA's answer to health.

    Friday, September 16, 2011 4:02 PM
  • Nova,

    I'm looking for the USB myself.  I went to BUILD and they were giving some away at the Microsoft booth...unfortunately, I got there while the last one was being given away.  However, the Microsoft rep told me that they would be available by subscribing to a program or group on Microsoft Connect.  I haven't been able to find it, though.

    Monday, September 19, 2011 3:03 PM
  • Here is a similar discussion

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/windowsdeveloperpreviewgeneral/thread/e2750912-9352-483b-bba0-fc791fe0f1fa


    Gruß/greetings G. Born - Blogs: http://blog.borncity.com

    Monday, September 19, 2011 4:20 PM
  • How to create your own Windows 8 To Go Developer Preview


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Monday, September 19, 2011 4:53 PM
  • Hi Nova,

    I am loving Windows To Go already, if you or anyone still interested in knowing the step by step how to run Windows 8 from a USB drive here is a great article that explains it:

    http://pureinfotech.com/2011/09/28/how-to-create-a-windows-to-go-usb-drive-in-windows-8-step-by-step/

    Wednesday, September 28, 2011 7:46 PM
  • On Wed, 5 Oct 2011 08:04:11 +0000, franz999 wrote:

    This specific workspace being Windows To Go

    So what is precisely a x64 system ?

    Does its mean that a system_only_ needs a 64 bits _CPU_ to be able to boot WTG ?

    It means that the USB drive handed out at that session during BUILD
    contains a x64 install of the developer preview, therefore the hardware you
    attempt to use it on must be capable of supporting an x64 OS.


    On this other hand WTG is supposed to be ?realy portable? and boot on any system that is able to boot on an USB device, non dependant on the OS that is installed on it.

    If you want to be able to use WTG on either a 32-bit or a 64-bit computer,
    then you'd need to use the 32-bit version of Windows 8 to create the WTG
    install in the first place.


    WTG is also supposed to be ? enterprise targeted ? and in the industry we still use mainly a lot of 32 bits laptops.

    Then as above, you'd need to create your WTG install with the 32-bit
    version of the OS

    If this limitation to x64 systems is going to remain in the final release of Windows 8, most of the smal and bigger business are not going to upgrade their whole park of machines to Windows 8 only for the benefit of WTG !
    So I like to know precisely_why_ does this limitation of Windows To Go to a x64 system exist ?

    You're not understanding that the slide in question is referring
    specifically to the thumb drives handed out at the session in question and
    not to WTG in general. I'd suggest that you get a sufficiently sized thumb
    drive and try it out, the instructions for doing so can be found on slide
    17 in the deck. Simply change N:\Images\my-windows-partition.wim to point
    to the \Sources\install.wim on the DP media.
    Note - You'll need the Windows 8 version of bcdboot.exe for the /f
    switch.


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Identity Lifecycle Manager
    http://www.identit.ca
    Computers are useless.  They can only give you answers.  -- Pablo Picasso

    • Proposed as answer by franz999 Friday, October 14, 2011 3:30 PM
    Wednesday, October 05, 2011 8:23 AM
  • On Mon, 19 Sep 2011 16:53:49 +0000, Andre.Ziegler wrote:

    How to create your own Windows 8 To Go Developer Preview <http://www.borncity.com/blog/2011/09/18/how-to-create-your-own-windows-8-to-go-developer-preview/>

    There's no need to use a pirated build of the OS to build a WTG drive. See
    slide 17 in this deck:

    http://video.ch9.ms/build/2011/slides/HW-245T_Silverberg.pptx

    You can get imagex from the Windows 7 AIK which is a free download from
    Microsoft.


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Identity Lifecycle Manager
    http://www.identit.ca
    If God had intended Man to program, we would be born with serial I/O
    ports.

    • Proposed as answer by franz999 Friday, October 14, 2011 3:33 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by franz999 Friday, October 14, 2011 3:34 PM
    Wednesday, October 05, 2011 8:39 AM
  • Thanks a lot to Paul Adare for his answers above to my questions regarding Windows To Go andthe 32/64 bits question !

     

    I understand that a 64 bits USB drive with WTG on it (like the thumb drives handed out by Microsoft at the BUILD) will not boot on a 32 bits system.

    You need a 64 bits system to be able to boot and use these.

    In the post above you wrote following:

    If you want to be able to use WTG on either a 32-bit or a 64-bit computer,
    then you'd need to use the 32-bit version of Windows 8 to create the WTG
    install in the first place.



    You used the words « on either a 32-bit or a 64-bit computer »

    so could you please clear these points:

    1°) is a 64 bits system able to boot a 32 bits USB drive with WTG on it ?

    2°) then after this 1st boot will there be problems to configure WTG, find all the drivers for the hardware present on the whole system

    3°) and finaly after re-booting can we run all WTG without any problemwith a 64 bits CPU, the chipset drivers, etc … already present in the 64 system ?

     

    If all the 3 the things above are possible, then a 32 bits USB thumb drive would have something of « universal capabilities » that a 64 bits drive does not have

    And it would not be necessary to build a "32/64 bits dual boot drive" to be able to use it on both 32 and 64 bits computers




    • Edited by franz999 Monday, October 17, 2011 10:03 AM correction
    Monday, October 17, 2011 9:59 AM