Initially I thought of having a separate blog to post such “asides” but that’ll just be one more blog to maintain and search and make a decision when I want to post something. So I’ll just stick to this blog, but put these posts in a separate category and mark them so in the title.
- How to Create a Windows To Go USB Drive Without the Enterprise Edition: A good post from the How-To Geek on creating a Windows to Go USB drive. I wasn’t aware of the GImageX tool referred there. Very useful! The post got me thinking though whether there’s a way to bypass GImageX/ ImageX. I mean, I think DISM (or maybe even the PowerShell DISM cmdlets) can do the same?
- Windows To Go Step by Step: My search for the above led me to this TechNet page. Yes, it is possible to skip GImageX and use DISM and PowerShell.
- And yes, DISM has replaced ImageX in Windows 8. Which is great news because ImageX was only available as part of the WAIK whereas DISM is a part of the OS itself.
- A page on the PowerShell DISM cmdlets. Good to know. And a page on the things DISM can do. I love DISM, am a huge fan of it! (Mainly because it’s command line based I think).