Emergency USB stick for traveller if PC fails


my target is to have a USB stick like "Windows to go" or something to support our remote people in the case their PC fails or need any help.

Is there any possibility to download or get something like this somewhere?


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You are not going to find any version of windows that will run off a thumb drive and work like a tool you are hoping to find. The previous poster linked a bunch of different Linux distros and while yes, a live Linux distro that boots from a thumb drive is gonna be the best option for you. Without much of a learning curve you can even create your a version of one of the many different distros out there that will have every program you could want, and none of the ones you don't. For someone new to Linux go with a Debian based distro, probably Ubuntu.
I'm not sure how a bootable USB stick would help in such a situation. You might be able to do some function testing, but that wouldn't really fix anything, you'd still need the PC at your location to really be able to do anything. Apart from that, chances are the user, particularly if he isn't a power user, can do more harm with such a stick by doing things he doesn't know anything about. So I wouldn't recommend distributing such a stick to your users.
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Sam Simon NasserIT Support ProfessionalCommented:
download sardu (make your flash drive bootable) http://www.sarducd.it/download/SARDU_2.0.6.5.zip

then download windows live CDs ,,, like BartPE
PE cds are quite a pain to setup and use

windows can be installed on an usb drive (at least seven and 8 can with a few hacks) but moving a windows install from a machine to another is more than likely to end up with a blue screen

would a key with a bundled qemu for windows and a windows virtual machine be of some help ? that would require the key to be used in a working computer

or would a portable linux do ? knoppix is pretty easy to use for windows user and you can configure a file for user changes to become permanent. if you install various stuff to that file, you can copy it to other keys and get the same software, shortcuts, ... on many keys
insi01Author Commented:
I have found Windows 8 To Go. I think that will be an option.
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