Microsoft ends Windows To Go support due to incompatibility issues

by Milan Stanojevic
Milan Stanojevic
Milan Stanojevic
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Microsoft Deprecating Windows To Go

Microsoft released Windows 10 May 2019 Update last month with many exciting new features. The tech giant recently announced it ended support for Windows To Go in Windows 10 May 2019 Update.

The end of support clearly means that Microsoft is no longer working on the product. The upcoming versions releasing after Windows 10 version 1903 will be released without it. Microsoft announced the news on Twitter.

What is Windows To Go?

Microsoft initially launched Windows To Go at the Build Developer Conference 2011. The product was introduced for Windows 8 users.

Windows To Go also supports Windows 10 (Education and Enterprise editions). This is basically a portable product developed specifically for remote workers. It maintains a desktop image of your work PC on USB thumb drives.

Windows To Go allows users to access the network privileges and applications they use at their workplace. They can attach the Windows To Go thumb drive to their device at home. Windows To Go also supports Mac systems with Intel processors.

The reason behind this decision

Many Windows users were interested to know the reason behind this decision. Microsoft recently released a statement explaining why it stopped working on the Windows To Go.

WTG does not support feature updates. Therefore, it does not enable you to stay current. Additionally, WTG requires a specific type of USB drive that many OEMs no longer support.

As expected, this decision didn’t spark any major reaction from Windows users.

Do you think that Windows To Go was a useful feature? Comment down below.


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