chrishoffman — 2014-08-30T06:50:02-04:00 — #1
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/195447/you-cant-use-them-8-features-only-available-in-windows-8-enterprise/
You can upgrade to the Professional edition of Windows 8 to get advanced features like BitLocker encryption, but other features aren’t available to normal Windows users. They’re only in the Enterprise edition of Windows, which requires a volume-licensing agreement.
aj_ — 2014-08-30T12:34:54-04:00 — #2
Is it posable to get the Enterprise edition without volume licensing? Like from a third party seller?
raw6464 — 2014-08-30T19:40:47-04:00 — #3
Windows 8/8.1 is the best thing that ever happened to the sale of Apple Computers.
jmward — 2014-08-31T02:48:32-04:00 — #4
Chris, great news for you - Windows To Go has come to the masses, courtesy of those clever chaps at Aomei: http://www.disk-partition.com/lib/wintogo.html
In fact I am writing this comment on a Windows 8.1 Pro system booted from a SanDisk Extreme 16 GB flash drive, which I believe to be just about the fastest available at a reasonable price (£15 in this case). Although the drive is USB 3.0, the PC has only USB 2.0, but nevertheless the system is running very acceptably. One really needs the 32 GB version of this drive, though, because I only have about 1GB of free space after installing updates. I'm invoking your excellent piece on "How to Reduce the Size of Your WinSXS Folder on Windows 7 or 8" in the hope of getting a bit more.
geek — 2014-08-31T03:19:11-04:00 — #5
Interesting. I've been wanting to install Windows on my USB 3.0 flash drive and see if I can get that to work from my MacBook. This looks like a good choice.
jmward — 2014-08-31T06:34:27-04:00 — #6
Thanks for the DISM tips, which, together with paring the page file down to 400 MB, have enabled me to finish up with just over 1 GB free, having installed Windows Live Mail and Jarte word processor. I'm now running this Windows 8.1 Pro system on the flash drive plugged in to my old HP Compaq nc6400, having managed to install the old ATI graphics driver with a bit of Windows-7-compatibility subterfuge.
It all works. I wasn't expecting to have so few problems, so I am at a bit of a loss as to what to do next. It's not often I can say that.
system — 2014-09-09T06:50:02-04:00 — #7
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