Windows 10: Running Win 10 as a 'Live' OS from a USB stick.

Discus and support Running Win 10 as a 'Live' OS from a USB stick. in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Here's a question. With Linux, you can download an image to a USB stick and run the OS off the USB - a so-called 'live' session - i.e. you don't need... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by ArthurDent, Jul 15, 2020.

  1. Running Win 10 as a 'Live' OS from a USB stick.


    Here's a question.

    With Linux, you can download an image to a USB stick and run the OS off the USB - a so-called 'live' session - i.e. you don't need to install anything.

    You switch the machine off and pull the USB stick and your PC is back to how it was before - presumably running Windows.

    Is there a way of doing this with Windows??

    Would like to run Windows 10 on my daughter's 12-year-old desktop so that she can see what Win 10 is like before potentially adopting it. The PC in question originally shipped with Vista and was then upgraded to Win 7.

    I'm guessing this is possible??

    Cheers,

    Art

    :)
     
    ArthurDent, Jul 15, 2020
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  2. win 10 usb stick

    Bought the win 10 usb stick from microsoft to upgrade fro 7 to 10.Inserted usb stick, and computer recognizws it,but when I right click on setup, then run as administrator,I get the spinning busy icon and nothing happens.Can someone be of assistance?Thanks.
     
    harveybrammer, Jul 15, 2020
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  3. SaiZo Win User
    Is it possible to run Windows 7 from an USB stick?

    No. It will run only on the media center. He wants a 32Gb USB stick to be "sure" all updates, all programs (VLC, Winamp etc.) will fit. The stick will remain in the media center all the time. The local hardware guy suggested Windows 8, but I haven't even tested that as yet. The media center can have harddrives connected to it, perhaps it would fit an SSD, but since he has a 2Tb drive already.. Why get an SSD if it can be run from an USB stick?
     
    SaiZo, Jul 15, 2020
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  4. NavyLCDR Win User

    Running Win 10 as a 'Live' OS from a USB stick.

    USB stick previously used as a boot stick for Killdisk not recognized

    Try method 2 under Windows 7 8 10 here:
    Free to Remove Readonly Attribute in Windows

    Method 2: Clear readonly status with Diskpart

    In Windows 10, 8, 7 OS, you are also able to run Diskpart in Command Prompt to clear read-only attribute on any partition on your computer. You can follow the tutorial below:

    Step 1. Open Command Line and type Diskpart
    Step 2. Type list disk
    Step 3. Type select disk (disk number)
    Step 4. Type attributes disk clear readonly


    Running Win 10 as a 'Live' OS from a USB stick. [​IMG]


    Then try Clean
     
    NavyLCDR, Jul 15, 2020
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