Booting Windows from an SD CARD???

  • Published on May 6, 2018
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    DMKHSS DM Day ago

    try to install linux (Ubuntu 18.04) on it, because it's a very light new system.

  • supermarketsweeps
    supermarketsweeps 2 days ago

    thats really handy ! that means it can carry windows on my key ring and be up and running in seconds if my main drive goes down ,

  • Studi Jsem Já!
    Studi Jsem Já! 2 days ago

    Druaga1 already did this

  • David Porowski
    David Porowski 2 days ago

    Like & Subscribe
    GR8 Video; Wonder how long
    your SD card lasts with rewrites to SD card?
    Have you tried this with GNU-Linux for Swap Space?
    Thanx in advance.

  • Tony Gall
    Tony Gall 3 days ago

    You have as many issues with this as I do when it comes to installing Windows 10 on older computers which I'm still working on fixing that

  • kyuss Stone
    kyuss Stone 3 days ago

    I had a IBM with 3,5 gb

  • Owen Jacobs
    Owen Jacobs 3 days ago

    oh my god the activate windows scared me damn you Linus
    nah jk good video

  • Trabuco Gameplays
    Trabuco Gameplays 4 days ago

    I already did it in my Lenovo Ideapad 320

  • DankestStorm
    DankestStorm 4 days ago

    Play PUBG with it. You'll regret instantly.

  • radornkeldam
    radornkeldam 4 days ago

    SD cards do have microcontrollers inside to manage the NAND, Linus...

  • xd Gye_Sie
    xd Gye_Sie 4 days ago

    hey hey hey you gotta go and activate windows 10

  • 5umyn0n4
    5umyn0n4 5 days ago

    the hard drive of my first pc had a size of 32gb. Back then there were still old 256mb sd cards laying around. plenty to run some kind of lnux dstrbution. in fact, i remember a version of puppy linux that was permanently save-able while running of a non rewritable cd... weird to see someone with more tech knowledge than me be freaked out by stuff like this^^

  • Kitlia Steele
    Kitlia Steele 6 days ago

    Linus, you can get the full WIM image by going to Microsoft's site on a non-Windows desktop OS and going to their Win10 download page. If you do it through a Windows-based OS, you'll instead be offered the toolkit which sends a compressed ESD image of the setup. You can also get the WIM from the MSDN site through your MSDN subscription

  • Radosław Orłowski
    Radosław Orłowski 6 days ago

    + 300 MB ramdisc with windows readyboost to take all that 4k small reads and you will work just fine. it's all the same as pendrive OS.

  • Viral Videos
    Viral Videos 6 days ago

    lol the water mark

  • Tunç Pekar
    Tunç Pekar 6 days ago

    Did he just tried to use windows setup to install directly on a sd card?
    Wtf, just go with wintousb and a legit iso, it’ll work fine with any usb device.
    Besides windows to go works with just a bunch of supported devices.

  • Marcelo Albuja
    Marcelo Albuja 6 days ago

    9:09 Why does it say activate Windows?😂
    I freaked out for a second

  • super_raph
    super_raph 6 days ago

    There are Tools to imitate an CD/DVD, so you could install the ISO to this virtual disk

  • Chris Z
    Chris Z 7 days ago

    You can boot OS X on SD reader since 2009. As long as the version Of OS you have on it supported by the machine, 1 SD card can boot to any Apple machine with a card reader builtin or not.( using USB to SD card adapter ) OS X has been able to boot from Firewire 400/800 since 2001 ish. Once again whatever OS you had on it would boot any machine able to run that OS. It is good MS caught up to 2001 technology for external drives, and 2009 tech for SD cards. ( or CF for that matter ) Didn't watch the video but is that in Legacy only or does it work in UEFI also ? I have used Class 10 cards for years to boot MAC and it runs 80% as fast as internal 7200 rpm Hard drives.

  • Micool Gaming
    Micool Gaming 7 days ago

    You have the same LG smart TV with web os that I do! 😄

  • Taunter Atwill
    Taunter Atwill 7 days ago

    Well Linus time experience is subjective but 128 gig's for a drive was a FUCKING LONG TIME AGO! Face up to it, you're gettin' old! Btw, games don't do anomalies, that's just your home made pc junk.

  • DareToBeDeviant
    DareToBeDeviant 7 days ago

    Re: 9:15 ~ Yeah, Windows 10 is nothing but updates. Boot up the computer and it checks for them, downloads, installs, resets the computer, configures, verifies, checks for more, downloads those, forces restart... holy sh!t.

    When I bought a brand new HP Envy x360 it came with 10, naturally, in the early days. After some time I found a way to disable updates but then the computer bricked. Almost nothing would register and even the Star Menu took forever to pop up if ever. I guess it's Microsoft's way of saying 'f-- you'. Enabled updates again and everything went back to normal.

  • andre reyhan
    andre reyhan 8 days ago

    hai LINUS just wanna asking do you have video tutorial how open bolts for gpu / GTX series .. ( sorry for my english iam your viewer from indonesia )

  • Joe Black
    Joe Black 8 days ago

    Would turning off paging help? Is gaming like that even possible today? I haven't tried it in years myself.

  • oniukas lukas
    oniukas lukas 8 days ago

    Running out of ideas?

  • Drees Dre
    Drees Dre 8 days ago

    "WHat is this like 2005?" Every Linux user ever.

  • gdlk
    gdlk 8 days ago

    4:44 an actual laser disk. I thought they were dead before VHS.

  • tom costello
    tom costello 8 days ago

    Thanks Linus very use full . Win 98 used to run from thumb drive .

  • Jeff Sims
    Jeff Sims 9 days ago

    Yes. A little sluggish. Ask anyone who's wanted to dual boot windows on an intel macbook without using up 40gb+ of their 128gb SSD. Easiest way to do it, free utility called, oddly enough, wintousb. Works with any disk, disk image, or current windows installation.

  • Tropix - iogames
    Tropix - iogames 9 days ago

    holy shit the activate windows watermark scared the hell out of me

  • Virtual Geeks
    Virtual Geeks 9 days ago

    I feel your pain with using a SD card. I am run Windows Vista on a really old SATA 1 mechanical Drive in a Dell Inspiron 1501 from 2003!
    1.78 gigahertz processor and 2 gigabytes of RAM. That computer is mostly my tinkering and backup computer because I have a new one. I just I don't want to get rid of that computer because I've had it for so long and it's just a good computer. I mean, I really like how big the hard drive is, but I don't like how easily it overheats. The CPU and hard drive build up so much heat that it will overheat after 10 minutes of booting Windows XP in safe mode!

  • Virtual Geeks
    Virtual Geeks 9 days ago

    I know a way to get the Windows 10 disk image without the disc. It's called

  • nndorconnetnz
    nndorconnetnz 9 days ago

    Makes me feel old. My 1st home assembled PC had a 20MB IDE drive.

  • Steven Threlfall
    Steven Threlfall 9 days ago

    Windows 7....????? Dinosaur.....???? Win 98 Dinosaur..

  • Kly
    Kly 10 days ago

    Estas Loco

  • Guilherme Haschel
    Guilherme Haschel 10 days ago

    4:45 poor cd

  • Jason Gooden
    Jason Gooden 11 days ago

    He should try the st card with a SATA adaptor, or better yet pata

  • Asad Hafeez Yousufi
    Asad Hafeez Yousufi 11 days ago

    My first HDD was 210 MB, on 386 sx

  • Avishek Das
    Avishek Das 11 days ago

    my first was a 40gb :P

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  • M G
    M G 12 days ago

    I use Rufus recently made usb iso it worked fine

  • Chrisfragger1
    Chrisfragger1 13 days ago

    Could you boot from a Micro SD though?

  • Leo Holdiman
    Leo Holdiman 13 days ago

    you deactivated my windows

  • Frank the Ant
    Frank the Ant 14 days ago

    I'm watching this video because Apple is stupid and they use proprietary PCIe SSD's making official Apple ones so damn expensive that it's insanity to buy. I've got a choice to either buy an Adapter for an NVME SSD and hope it works with my model or buy an SD card or spend about $250-300 on an​ Apple 256GB drive LOL what a rip.
    The only reason I switched back is that I need to run Sketch for work so I'm stuck on this platform. Seriously, it annoys me to no end how Apple screws it's own customers over. Why not adopt the PCI-E SSD standard instead of using your own "Special" connections.

  • Harley Me
    Harley Me 14 days ago

    I'm sorry Linus, why havent you thought about the difference for all those connecters from that card, to a usb ... with only 2 pins for data. :-\ gotta wonder what kinda hoober blobber there feed you these days eh... try it in a normal port without the special card reader... see if theres any dif.

  • Mark Anthony Bennett
    Mark Anthony Bennett 14 days ago

    Oh Linus, the hard drive i got for my first computer that was built from my grandpa's spare parts back in 1998 was an IDE Bigfoot hard drive... with the maximum storage of 4gb. It somehow allowed a 32bit version of Windows XP to be installed on it, giving me a grand total of 900mb left for my own personal storage. i still remember it was running with a single core cpu running at 1.2ghz, 128mb of ddr ram and a 16mb graphics card. i was using that computer from 1998 to 2004, still works as i've kept it but of course its not my main computer anymore.

  • Przem084
    Przem084 14 days ago

    what a clown ... just copy windows ... go C: directory press ctrl+c and confirm hide elements paste on this card and run system on uefi from usb hdd ... just that
    win 8 and win 10 no need instal i take clear drive copy in other pc just directory on this drive and alll time system start up

  • Crimson Chin
    Crimson Chin 15 days ago

    dude linus you scared the fack out of me when i saw that activate windows 4:50

  • EverythingRated_Android_fan

    On Rufus 3.0 it will let you make an unofficial windows to go usb no stock iso needed just a windows iso.

  • disabled submarine vet

    I will try that on my windows 3.11

  • Kasper Abigail
    Kasper Abigail 16 days ago

    Windows is shit! I run Ubuntu on MicroSD on a regular laptop in a SD slot and its faster than my windows HDD install in every way. For Windows you need to disable page filing. Also you can install Windows to USB with USB if you properly format it bootable with UEFI and use Rufus with the DDwrite option enabled

  • jake drew
    jake drew 16 days ago

    You sound like a faggot

  • Ben
    Ben 16 days ago

    Lol, I have had ubuntu on a 2Go SD in my pocket for two years now.
    On nearly all computer, you can just choose your sd card from the boot menu, no password needed.
    It just works, I mean, it is linux. Plus you can use others computer without any cracking needed.

  • Martinus
    Martinus 16 days ago

    What about WinToUSB?

  • Ahmed Sherif
    Ahmed Sherif 17 days ago

    The “activate widows” gave me a mini heart attack, I’m watching this on an iPad.

  • * *
    * * 18 days ago

    The problem with basing conclusions on gaming: on your rig (plenty of ram I presume) the entire game is running in memory after it's loaded from the SD card.... it's pretty dang cool to see that it's possible, but yeah.... that was rough xD

  • Matthew Scott
    Matthew Scott 18 days ago


  • Colton Oslund
    Colton Oslund 18 days ago

    2:37 Stupid? Many servers run this way.

  • GamerGuy Yt
    GamerGuy Yt 19 days ago

    Can it run crysis?

  • gregistopal
    gregistopal 19 days ago

    Why’s it say activate windows in the corner

  • 奴隷猫
    奴隷猫 19 days ago

    I use rufus to install windows everytime, the creation tool never works for me.

  • Tenderizer17
    Tenderizer17 20 days ago

    Once I got an SSD, I don't think I could ever go back to using a HDD. The reason for this, I couldn't figure out how to stop my HDD from turning on and off at random whenever my computer's on (believe me, I tried) so now it's on the verge of failing. And no sane man would BUY a hard drive these days, nor would they use a second-hand one.

  • some kid
    some kid 21 day ago

    Next video: Booting windows from a potato

  • LMN$
    LMN$ 22 days ago

    You don't need a windows to go or something like that.. Just put the sd card into a other pc and format it to NTFS

  • Adelle Walls
    Adelle Walls 22 days ago

    Lol.... all pc builds are an up hill struggle.
    But my first build was way..way..back so much so the first memory install was 4K chips on a Acorn Atom MB.

  • tsartomato
    tsartomato 22 days ago

    i remember it like it was yesterday
    having a 4 gb disk and you can install all your games at once on it

  • catherine utz bratcher

    If my storage is out do I need a new ad card.???

  • DivineFinesse [GodZ]
    DivineFinesse [GodZ] 22 days ago

    you can download iso by going to Microsoft website in google chrome and change the page to mobile. That will allow you to download an iso directly from their site

  • Bradford Duncan
    Bradford Duncan 22 days ago

    You can install Windows to an SD card by making a bootable VHD its like ten times easier than doing a to go method.

  • saultube44
    saultube44 23 days ago

    that SD card needs aSATA 3 interface, but the nonexistence is pretty sure that's on purpose, to not compete as a cheaper solution to SSDs and kill that market, that's Capitalism for you. Maybe SSDs are full of crap technology that's not even needed or useful, but they want to maintain that market, because of all the investment and positioning already in place, again Capitalism, enjoy...

  • Chaos Corner
    Chaos Corner 23 days ago

    I tried getting Win7 to boot from a USB drive. Found a utility (Rufus) where you would supposedly set up an install on a regular HD and then it would transfer it to USB. It appeared to do the transfer OK but I never got it to boot all the way. Linux has been doing this handily for decades.

  • Logan -vlogs and more
    Logan -vlogs and more 24 days ago

    Lol activate Windows

  • Sean Henderson
    Sean Henderson 24 days ago

    Wonderful advertisement for Unix like systems

  • Arrow6546
    Arrow6546 24 days ago

    What laptop is he using at 5:40 ?

  • Jacob Payag
    Jacob Payag 24 days ago

    You can boot (again, boot) windows from a USH-I card. Again, just boot. But you can run a full Linux distro out of those cards

  • Tyler Allison
    Tyler Allison 24 days ago

    Linus should have disabled superfetch in the services menu, it was likely that the process was also preloading "usual" programs for a faster launch...ultimately using more disk traffic than normal. I'd reckon it would have ran a lot better with it disabled.

  • Joggles McPooper
    Joggles McPooper 25 days ago

    Has Linus been working out?

  • Nick Rijke
    Nick Rijke 25 days ago

    I ran Championship Manager 2010 on an older SD card in my laptop, for several years and it worked ok.

  • George Indestructible
    George Indestructible 25 days ago

    Also, it might sound weird but, after you install everything on an SD, especially like this one with such high speeds, defrag it, seriously, don't worry about getting it's life redueced, it's gonna take a lot of time but after that, the files are gonna be red in a sequential manner and you are gonna get crazy speeds and lower latency. Of curse, if you change things you need to do it again and it depends on how big the files you changed was but you still get the point.

  • George Indestructible
    George Indestructible 25 days ago

    All that it matters in this case other than optimization-bus-controller is the random read and write speeds of the sd card sequential speeds will be very high anyway.

  • Mehdi _,
    Mehdi _, 25 days ago

    Isn't fps is determined by your GPU and CPU and not your storage

  • André F. Machado
    André F. Machado 25 days ago

    Watch Druaga1 channel.

    OPSAT 26 days ago

    Thank you. I find this video informative and amusing. Love the vids. Keep it up!

  • Andrei cu Sarmale
    Andrei cu Sarmale 26 days ago

    usb please

  • Hugo Vargas Madrid
    Hugo Vargas Madrid 26 days ago

    Hola , te andaba lento por que el puerto en el que la colocaste influye mucho

  • Roman Yudin
    Roman Yudin 26 days ago

    Is there something special in booting Windows from SSD? You can boot Linux from your dick for ages

  • St Patricks Fails
    St Patricks Fails 27 days ago

    loved the activate windows watermark lol

  • Searinox Navras
    Searinox Navras 27 days ago

    Click the safely remove tray icon while it's running.

    SAVIOR OMEGA 27 days ago

    You can just download a windows inside ISO and do that instead of using a windows disc.

  • Andrew Deck
    Andrew Deck 27 days ago

    Love this channel!

  • Martin Lopez
    Martin Lopez 28 days ago

    I like to imagine Taran smiling passive aggressively as he types out every one of those subtitles

  • Joshua Pierre
    Joshua Pierre 28 days ago

    probably faster than the ide maxtor 5400rpm drive I run classic wow off of, I did test it off a usb stick and the usb stick is faster XD

  • Kent Elbert Jasper Garcia

    Hello Linus! I'm one of ur fans here in the Philippines, just want to ask what tool did you use to install windows on sd card? because u cut the video right after installing rufus but i think rufus is not the one who installs it right? thanks for the answer, God Bless you and ur TEAM! :)

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  • Gara Sándor
    Gara Sándor 28 days ago

    my first hard disk was 1GB on windows 98 oh old times couldn't even install red alert 2

  • Randy Little
    Randy Little 28 days ago

    Dude I have a 1GB drive I paid $1000 for. :-( and some syquest and MO 128Mb and ....

  • Tony Melo
    Tony Melo 28 days ago

    I love this guy. Your videos are great linus.

  • Tiago Almeida
    Tiago Almeida 28 days ago

    I had a 8GB drive on my PIII 500Mhz I'm getting old guys! :(

  • brian hilligoss
    brian hilligoss 28 days ago

    Lol I remember my first new pc. Was a dell with a amazing 1.5gb hard drive. My uncle said I could never use all that space.

    ENEKO TORRES 28 days ago

    And, why is an "Windows To Go" option in the control panel that allows you to create an USB device to boot Windows ??