Windows 8 Can Finally Run off an USB Drive

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    "Windows 8 build 7850.0.winmain_win8m1.100922-1508 contains a number of references to a brand new feature in Windows: Portable Workspaces. Microsoft will allow Enterprise customers to create USB storage driven copies of Windows. 'Portable Workspace is a Windows feature that allows you to run Windows from a USB storage device', notes Microsoft in its description of the feature inside Windows 8 ...

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    Windows 8 Portable Workspace Allows OS To Run From USB

    Portable Workspace Creator. This cool new feature would allow you to take your Windows 8 desktop with you on a USB thumb drive.

    This isn’t a completely new concept, there’s already a whole rake of portable apps that you can run straight from a USB key. What’s more Linux users will be well used to this. It’s very easy to carry around a bootable copy of Linux OS on a USB drive or even a CD and run it on any computer.

    From the screenshot that Engadget supplies it would appear that you need a minimum capacity of 16GB for it to work. It may also only work in the more expensive Windows 8 Enterprise edition.


    This would be a brilliant feature to have. It would be so handy to just have a bootable copy of your Windows 8 OS in your pocket at all times. It would be much easier working on multiple computers, and also make things easier for tech support who could carry Windows 8 in their pocket with all the tools they may need. The opportunities and benefits of a portable OS are limitless, as I’m sure many Linux users will agree.

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