Let’s Go: Creating a Windows to Go Hybrid Device

Recently I wrote a review of the Apricorn Aegis Secure Key 3z Flash Drive, a spectacular USB key with some great security features, including a unique keypad that requires you to unlock your device before connecting it to your computer.  The same day I received a comment.  Anthony asks: Would you be able to provide … Continue reading Let’s Go: Creating a Windows to Go Hybrid Device

Corrections!

Earlier today I published my article called USB & Windows to Go: Key In! on this site.  Because of my eagerness to get the article out (recently I posted that I would be trying to post a lot more frequently), I have been informed that I made a number of minor errors.  Here are the … Continue reading Corrections!

USB and Windows to Go: Key in!

I have written in the past about several different Windows to Go (WTG) key options, and have leaned heavily toward the ones with Military Grade Security (MilSec).  They are all good, they all do just about the same thing.  Of course, there are differences with deployment methodology, as well as the tools that support them, … Continue reading USB and Windows to Go: Key in!

Windows to Go: Ironkey gets it right

Back in 2012 I spent a lot of time talking (and writing) about Windows to Go (WTG).  This was Microsoft’s newest feature that allowed you to install Windows 8 on a USB key.  In theory I loved it, in practice… well, most of the USB keys that I tried it on (the certified ones, and … Continue reading Windows to Go: Ironkey gets it right

Making Your Windows 8 ISO work for You

Tomorrow is the day that a huge number of you will be downloading and installing the final bits (RTM) of Windows 8.  You now have an ISO image of Windows, and you need to install it onto your computer.  In order to do that you have to put it onto media – DVD or in … Continue reading Making Your Windows 8 ISO work for You

USB Drives: Easily lost, but easily encrypted!

Peter Wolchak (Editor, Backbone Magazine) pinged me this morning… furious. ‘How long does it take to encrypt a USB key?’  Not very long… why? It turns out that Elections Canada is back in the news, and (again) not in a good way.  A couple of employees had confidential information about 2.4 Million voters on thumb … Continue reading USB Drives: Easily lost, but easily encrypted!

Windows To Go: This is going to be a game changer!

I have said before that I am not sure that Windows 8 is going to have the adoption rates that Windows 7 has had, and that it is more likely that Windows 7 will remain the dominant operating system in the enterprise.  If companies are going to be convinced to switch, it will be by … Continue reading Windows To Go: This is going to be a game changer!

Creating a Bootable USB Key

It seems that some of my articles got chopped during the move to WordPress.  Doh!  Here are the simple instructions to create a bootable USB key: Open a Command Prompt session with Administrator privileges. Run the Disk Partition utility (diskpart.exe) Type List Disk to see a list of drives on your computer.  Determine which is … Continue reading Creating a Bootable USB Key