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Your corporate workspace on the go. Kingston's DataTraveler® Workspace is certified by Microsoft® for use with Windows To Go, a key feature of Windows® 8 Enterprise. Windows To Go is a fully manageable corporate Windows 8 workspace on a specially configured, bootable USB drive. It allows IT administrators to easily support such work styles as "bring your own PC, " mobile workforce and the needs of contingency staff, who need access to the corporate environment without security compromise. This USB 3.0 drive incorporates SSD controller technology to produce a high-performance, low latency drive. It is factory configured as a fixed drive so it boots through USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 ports on any hardware that has been certified for use with either Windows 7 or Windows 8 operating systems. DataTraveler Workspace is backed by a two-year warranty, free technical support and the legendary reliability that makes Kingston® the world's independent memory leader.
Windows To Go supports host devices certified for use with Windows 7 or Windows 8. Because Mac computers are not certified for use with Windows 7 or Windows 8, using Windows To Go is not supported on a Mac. XP could be running on the system, but the PC must at least meet the minimum requirements of Windows 7. Since DT Workspace boots from the BIOS, the OS on the host PC isn't an issue. Please see the minimum system requirements of the host PC below:
For host computers running Windows 8: Press Windows logo key+W and then search for Windows To Go startup options and then press Enter. In the Windows To Go Start-up Options dialog box select Yes and then click Save Changes to configure the computer to boot from USB.
For host computers running earlier OS versions of Windows: If the host computer is running an earlier version of the Windows operating system need to configure the computer to boot from USB manually.
Hotkeys and BIOS configuration
You enter the BIOS settings for your computer before the operating system starts through using what is called a "hotkey" – these are function keys that have been mapped to utilities by the firmware manufacturers. The following table provides a reference to some well-known hotkeys:
How to configure your host computer BIOS settings to work with Windows To Go
1.Shut off the computer.
2.Insert your Windows To Go drive into a USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 port on the computer. (Do not use a USB hub).
3.Start the computer and be ready to press the correct hotkey for your computer. Press it one to three seconds after pressing the power button but before the Windows loading screen appears.
- For one-time use of Windows To Go, press the hotkey to access the Boot Menu and select your USB drive. This will boot directly into Windows To GO for only this boot sequence. The first use of a Windows To Go drive on a specific computer may cause an automatic reboot; if so, repeat this step. Some computers will not support this method and will require that you change the boot order in the BIOS.
- For repeated use of Windows To Go, press the hotkey to access the BIOS.
4.Once in the BIOS, navigate to the option that controls the boot order (this may be under "Boot" or "System Configuration" or "Storage").
5.There should be a list for "Boot Priority." Place your USB drive at the top of this list (USB drive may be listed under either a "USB" title or under its manufacturer's title). If the option is unavailable, continue on to 6.
6.Check for USB boot support.
- Some systems have USB boot disabled by default. You should be able to enable this from the current "Boot" tab.
- Some systems have "boot grouping" and you must disassociate the USB drive to allow USB boot. You can modify this from HDD/Hard Drive Properties.
Users can either store on DT Workspace, an external drive, or a network drive. When running Windows To Go, the host system's internal hard drive cannot be accessed to prevent data leakage. Users can use the remaining storage on the drive, an external drive or server based storage if required.
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