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Exploring @Spyrus_inc Windows To Go (Part 2)

A short time ago, I posted Part 1 of my review of SPYRUS Windows To Go live drive, which essentially gives you a computer on a USB stick with a LOT more "oomph." I'm actually writing Part 2 of this blog entry on my Surfacebook, and it's humming along without any issues.

Here are a few takeaways:

Takeaway #1 - Consistent Across Win10 Devices When I began the adventure with Spyrus, I started on a Lenovo W540 Thinkpad. I did a lot of configuration before saving my settings and shutting down the machine. I expected there to be a few issues when I hooked up the Spyrus Windows To Go drive to my Surfacebook, but, believe it or not, there wasn't a one! The start up process worked flawlessly. All I had to do was click on SHIFT at Shut Down time, select USB Storage as my startup/boot, and Spyrus loaded without any problems.

As I type this, Windows 10 on Spyrus live drive is pulling down all the drivers for my connected devices, everything from my Apple USB ethernet Adapter…

Exploring Windows To Go @SPYRUS_inc (Review Part 1)

Need to carry your Windows 10 computer in your pocket, but don't really want to lug around a laptop? One alternative to carrying around a laptop (e.g. Surfacebook) or tablet (e.g. Surface tablet) is a Windows To Go USB drive (watch linked video in this tweet). This can be useful in a computer rich environment where you have the need to keep custom tools on your USB Solid State Drive (SSD) along with a Windows 10 operating system.

I'm going to take a look at the Spyrus Windows To Go Drive. Why don't you come along?
What is Windows To Go? If you aren't familiar with Windows To Go, you might want to decipher this bit of info from Microsoft with me:
Windows To Go is a feature in Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education that enables the creation of a Windows To Go workspace that can be booted from a USB-connected external drive on PCs.

PCs that meet the Windows 7 or later certification requirements can run Windows 10 in a Windows To Go workspace, regardless of t…