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#1 Noig

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 17:13

Hi All

I wonder if there is an option to have a bootable usb windows 8 as a ready to go( with the latest) backup with programs installed similar to Superduper in OS X? It would be a fast option to start in case of system failure. Just get a new machine and while you prepare it you can be 'live' with emails and basic word processing and any other stuff you have installed.

I just had a system failure and it took quite some time to get ready and was a pain. No problems with any documents, just the OS.

Thanks :)



Best Answer TPreston , 03 November 2013 - 17:17

Hi All
I wonder if there is an option to have a bootable usb windows 8 as a ready to go( with the latest) backup with programs installed similar to Superduper in OS X? It would be a fast option to start in case of system failure. Just get a new machine and while you prepare it you can be 'live' with emails and basic word processing and any other stuff you have installed.
I just had a system failure and it took quite some time to get ready and was a pain. No problems with any documents, just the OS.
Thanks :)


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#2 TPreston

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 17:17   Best Answer

Hi All
I wonder if there is an option to have a bootable usb windows 8 as a ready to go( with the latest) backup with programs installed similar to Superduper in OS X? It would be a fast option to start in case of system failure. Just get a new machine and while you prepare it you can be 'live' with emails and basic word processing and any other stuff you have installed.
I just had a system failure and it took quite some time to get ready and was a pain. No problems with any documents, just the OS.
Thanks :)


http://pureinfotech....8-step-by-step/

#3 OP Noig

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 17:26

TPreston, thanks

Can I do that with the installed OS with basic programs installed?



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 17:28

TPreston, thanks

Can I do that with the installed OS with basic programs installed?

for Windows To Go, you'll need a copy of Windows 8 (or 8.1) Enterprise, or follow this if you don't have Windows 8.1 Enterprise installed

 

http://www.neowin.ne...rprise-edition/



#5 TPreston

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 19:49

Yeah you have to install the programs afterwards when you boot from it as usual (unless you want to deploy a suspreped image which is overkill for 1 key)

#6 OP Noig

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 07:52

Guys& Ladies :)

Thanks for your prompt replies. It does look like the best option I would've liked(which is like superduper in os x) is not going to happen with Windows versions of any kind.

So I'll have to be happy with either image backup or WTG.

Regards