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Hi guys I just didn't know what to put for the question so ha but anyways... This has to with Windows installation prior to notebook HDD or SSD. It's come clear to me when I go to connect a HDD / SSD to install windows 10 it goes to install the GO version which to me seems like a Linux type to where it rescans the hardware on the connected pc

Do you think this could be possible with a 3.5 HDD pior to having a power connection capable of powering the HDD. Also I make custom SSD so I buy a msata case with a 512gb msata. Just curious why Microsoft doesn't allow the GO Version as a option
 

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Because Windows GO isnt a OS that exists. Windows2Go is a modified installation of windows PRO or ENTERPRISE versions that supports botting of off qualified external drives.
 
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I found the Info. LINK

I'm just wishing this was done for Windows 7 as well though it is for 8/8.1

Searching pays-off LINK
 

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ill try this again

Windows To Go: feature overview

from your link. They did for 8/8.1 though I think it may have only been 8.1 though again it is for the Pro or enterprise editions.
 

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With Windows 10 it's now just Enterprise and Education editions from what I read in the link.

And, it seems there is only a select few external drives that Windows To Go will allow installation. ?
Unless I was reading it wrong.
 

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With Windows 10 it's now just Enterprise and Education editions from what I read in the link.

And, it seems there is only a select few external drives that Windows To Go will allow installation. ?
Unless I was reading it wrong.
nah its still in the Pro versions. (control panel > view small icons) but it only supports external drives that are not recognized as removable and are considered "fixed" disks (this is programmed into the drives controller) However that doesnt mean that you can ONLY use drives that are certified.

I use corsair GTX drives at work they are "fixed" disks and work fine even with the official tool. there are ways to get non certified or non "fixed" disks too work using things like rufus or Aeomi but they usually run like garbage and kill the nand on those types of drives.

The certified drives and most flash drives that show as "fixed" like the corsir GTXs are basically SSDs on a stick they even support TRIM.

The confusion about Exterprise and education IIRC revolves around licensing. you can't "distribute" sticks to use as "workstations" that are W2G without them being one of those versions.
 
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Strange as I bought a USB to Sata cable and used a 80gb laptop HDD and installs fine. How can one tell unless you see the Title "scanning devices and it restarts"....

What's the difference between Original SSD and the msata+case? Amusing Windows or the motherboard sees it as a regular HDD. As far as I know it still scans before full booting the OS
 
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