Creating a Windows-To-Go USB Drive from a WIM Windows Image
Posted on 2012-12-22
At a recent Microsoft Cloud workshop, we were given a WIM image file to create a Bootable "Windows-to-Go" Windows 8 USB drive with a pre-configured Office 365 demo tool to be used along with our provisioned Windows Azure Office 365 Demo in order to demonstrate for our clients a working Office365 environment.
We also were given a Kingston Data Traveler 32 GB drive that is certified for Windows 8 Enterprise "Windows-to-Go".
The only issue is now how to get the 5 GB WIM image file that we were given onto the Data Traveler USB drive so that we can boot any device into the Virtual Windows 8 environment in order to demonstrate Office365 to our clients.
Within Windows 7 Professional, there is of course no file association with *.wim image files and though we have used tools like ImgBurn to burn ISO images onto DVD's, we have never dealt with creating a bootable USB drive from a Windows Image File (WIM). Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.