Boot into Win­dows

PC Advisor - - HOW TO -

Af­ter the WinToGo process is com­plete, all you have to do is boot into Win­dows. To do this, restart your com­puter and boot from the ex­ter­nal drive.

Un­for­tu­nately, the method for se­lect­ing which disk to boot from af­ter restart varies among com­put­ers. Of­ten, you just have to press F12 while the PC is boot­ing to ac­cess the BIOS, where you will make this change. Bar­ring that, pay at­ten­tion to the moth­er­board-maker screen that ap­pears when your PC boots (prior to load­ing the OS) – it will flash in­struc­tions for ac­cess­ing the BIOS.

You should be pre­sented with a se­lec­tion of drives to boot from. Pick the ex­ter­nal drive (it’s usu­ally la­belled ‘EFI Boot’ by WinToGo, if that helps). Win­dows in­stal­la­tion should com­plete with a sim­ple wiz­ard from there.

Of course, you may have to down­load driv­ers and the like – the usual ex­tras that come with a new Win­dows in­stal­la­tion. But af­ter a lit­tle leg­work, you will have a fully func­tional in­stal­la­tion of Win­dows on your ex­ter­nal hard drive.

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