FlashBoot: Install full-featured Windows 8/8.1/10 to USB thumbdrive

With FlashBoot, you can install Windows 8/8.1/10 to USB thumbdrive, and walk about with a full-featured installation of Windows 10, 8.1 or 8 in your pocket, ready to go under any circumstance: at home, at friend's home, at work, at public library or internet-cafe. Need your favorite app, document, game, or browser when you're sitting in front of a strange computer? Just break out your USB device formatted using FlashBoot!

1) Run FlashBoot Free or FlashBoot Pro, click Next:

Full Featured Windows on USB - Starting FlashBoot
Full Featured Windows on USB - Starting FlashBoot


2) Choose "Full OS -> USB" in the the Main Menu:

Full Featured Windows on USB - Choosing Full OS to USB in the Main Menu
Full Featured Windows on USB - Choosing Full OS to USB in the Main Menu


3) Choose "Windows 8/8.1/10 (for UEFI-based computers)" in this menu and click Next:

Full Featured Windows on USB - Windows for UEFI-based computers
Full Featured Windows on USB - Windows for UEFI-based computers


4) Specify ISO image file (or DVD disc, or ESD image file) of Windows setup and click Next:

Full Featured Windows on USB - Install fully-functional Windows 8/8.1/10 to USB thumbdrive
Full Featured Windows on USB - Install fully-functional Windows 8/8.1/10 to USB thumbdrive


5) In this example, Windows setup image contains multiple versions (editions) of Windows, so we choose one we want to install to USB storage device:

Full Featured Windows on USB - Choosing Windows edition to install to USB storage device
Full Featured Windows on USB - Choosing Windows edition to install to USB storage device


6) Specify target USB storage device and click Next:

Full Featured Windows on USB - Specifying target USB storage device
Full Featured Windows on USB - Specifying target USB storage device


7) If necessary, change volume label, or leave it as is, and click Next:

Full Featured Windows on USB - Volume label
Full Featured Windows on USB - Volume label


8) Check summary information and click Format Now:

Full Featured Windows on USB - Summary information
Full Featured Windows on USB - Summary information


9) Wait for process completion:

Full Featured Windows on USB - In progress
Full Featured Windows on USB - In progress


10) Bootable USB storage device is ready to use. Click OK to exit:

Full Featured Windows on USB - FlashBoot done
Full Featured Windows on USB - FlashBoot done

This feature is available in both FlashBoot Free and FlashBoot Pro.

Hardware Requirements

USB 3.0 mass storage device is recommended, USB 2.0 is a minimum requirement (but please do not use old and slow USB devices).

Minimum capacity is 16Gb.