Wow, let’s say you are working at place that won’t upgrade your computer from Windows XP to Windows 8 and you want to use this totally cool software O/S, you can do it. Many schools and companies have the LICENSES to run Windows 8 or Windows 7, but don’t want to support the new system. Not sure why, but there are good reasons to do so. Now you can use Windows To Go and build a Windows O/S that runs completely on a thumb drive. You have to have a Windows 8 O/S someplace.
Then you go to the start screen, and just type “Windows To Go” plus you will need a 64 GB USB FlashDrive (ThumbDrive) that runs USB 3.0, good ones are around 75 bucks in the US right now, make sure to check the Read and Write speed, some of the cheaper ones are pretty slow. Follow the instructions and BLAM, you are running the fast and sleek Win64 directly from the USB drive. 64 GByte means you could include applications like Visual Studio on the drives directly. Slick.
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Of course don’t use Windows to Go if it isn’t authorized by your school or corporation.