Windows To Go Control Panel Applet

Posted: June 5, 2012 in Windows 8
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In Windows 8 Release Preview the Windows To Go Control Panel applet was added to control the boot when a Windows To Go media is present.

You can boot your PC from a Windows To Go workspace in one of two ways—automatically (every time a USB drive is detected) or manually (by opening the firmware and changing your startup options). You’ll choose one of these options when you create a workspace. You can always change it later using the Windows To Go item in Control Panel.

  • Automatically. Choosing Yes is the easiest way because you don’t need to do anything more. Your PC will automatically boot from any plugged-in USB drive.
  • Manually. If you choose No, you might need to change the startup options in your PC’s firmware. To learn how, check the info that came with your PC or visit the PC manufacturer’s website.


  • Windows changes the boot order when you choose Yes so make sure the Windows To Go USB drive is the only removable USB drive plugged in when you start your PC.
  • Only use USB drives that you own or someone trustworthy (like your system admin) gives you. Some drives might make your PC vulnerable to viruses and other malware.
  • If you’re not sure which USB drive has your Windows To Go workspace, talk to your system admin or the person who created the workspace for you.
  1. a4r0 says:

    is there a way to create a Windows 8 to go on a USB stick via MDT 2012 an automated process.

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