Install Windows 8 From a USB Flash Drive
22 May 2012

Many notebooks and low-profile laptops are ditching the optical drive in favor of portability, which means that installing Windows 8 via a burned DVD is inconvenient at best. Luckily you can easily do it with an 8GB or larger USB stick.

Windows To Go will enable IT organizations to provide users with an imaged version of Windows 8 that reflects the corporate desktop. The image resides on a USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 memory stick or drive, providing support for mobile workers. Users just plug the memory stick into a noncorporate or unmanaged laptop or PC and they will get access to the full managed corporate desktop experience, along with Windows Update patching, BitLocker support and any security and antimalware protections that exist on the corporate desktop.