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Aomei Partition Assistant: Windows to Go no longer just for Enterprise users

Jon L. Jacobi | May 8, 2014
When the folks at Aomei contacted me about reviewing their Partition Assistant partition manager once again, I was less than enthusiastic. It was, and remains, a fine utility, but it's a rare user that requires anything more than the old version or Windows' own Disk Manager and Diskpart utility. Then a bit on the PR blurb caught my eye--creating Windows To Go drives (portable Windows) from any version of Windows 8. Formerly, this was only possible with the Enterprise version. Game on.

Partition Assistant will create the disk for you, but you'll still need to activate Windows. And, I didn't drag it around to other PCs to see if the activation would crack. Aomei claims there should be no issues as long as you use a legitimate version of Windows 8.x. 

As partitioning software, Aomei Partition Assistant is as good as any program I've seen. The standard version is more than adequate for most users, and the pro version is as good as it gets. I have some nits concerning, but the Windows To Go trick trumps those gripes big time. For that alone, it's worth a look-see.


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