Windows To Go device brings Windows 8 to older PCs

10 Jul 2012

At its Digital Worldwide Partner Conference yesterday, Microsoft introduced a USB drive that enables users to operate Windows 8 on PCs using older versions of Windows.

Any PC operating on Windows XP and upwards can run Windows To Go, which brings the new operating system and users’ apps and settings to another computer.

Microsoft expects that the 32GB USB drive will appeal to its business customers who may have to work on multiple PCs. Using this device, they can still avail of the same software they have on their home or work computer, no matter where they are working from.

There’s no pricing or availability information so far on Windows To Go, though at the same conference it was confirmed that Windows 8 will see general release in October.

Elaine Burke is the host of For Tech’s Sake, a co-production from Silicon Republic and The HeadStuff Podcast Network. She was previously the editor of Silicon Republic.