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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-11-2019, 05:20 PM - Thread Starter
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Good flash drive OS? Portable environments question

I'd like to work on my wordpress website during the dead hours of the night. I work the night shift and there's about 5 hours every night at work, where I do absolutely nothing. Because all the work is done and there is nothing left to do but sit there and stare at the wall. So I'd like to create a flash drive that has one of those portable... I don't know what they're called. Desktop environments? Operating systems? One of those things installed. Where you install it to a flash drive, and you can plug it into a computer and its like you've got your own little mini computer there.

Nothing gets saved on the real computer. Anything you do only goes onto your little flash drive. So it would of course be able to run Firefox, and any cookies or anything would just be on the flash drive. Obviously I wouldn't want to interfere in any way with the computer at work. It's just a laptop for random employee use, but still. So what is the best way to go about this, and what is the best little portable OS to install to a flash drive?

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-11-2019, 05:31 PM
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Hi,
Any Linux will let you use off usb drive
It can save and remember preferances too/ surf the internet....
It runs off ram so the more the better.
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This has to run in an already booted Windows 10. You just plug it in, and you're up and running. Its like a little mini OS of sorts that runs off of the flash drive.

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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-11-2019, 06:28 PM
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Hi,
I suppose you might be able to run the linux as virtual machine just point vmplayer/... to the os on the flash drive.

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Hard Drive
512gb & 1tb XPG-SX8200 Pro's os and new game m.2's Samsung 850 Pro 256gb for os and 500gb evo for favorite games plus other wd hdd's for data and backup's
Optical Drive
LG Blu-Ray WH16NS40
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evga 1200P2
Cooling
2-280GTX Black Ice Nemesis rads with D5 pump-res combo and D5 top before and after rads.
Case
corsair 450D with added 2nd floor to house radiator on top
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Win-7 pro & 10 pro Win-7 Primary os.
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ASUS VG248QE 24" 144Hz
Keyboard
Logitech G910 Orion spectrum
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i7-5960x with evo and koolance vrm water blocks
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X99 Sabertooth
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EVGA 1080ti FTW3 with Water block
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Trident-Z 3200C14 4x8gb's b-die default timings 14-14-14-34
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512gb XPG-SX8200 Pro M.2 for os/ Samsung 850 Pro 256gb for os and 500gb evo for favorite games plus other wd hdd's for data and backup's
Power Supply
EVGA 1000w P2
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2-240 GTX Black Ice Nemesis rads/ D5 pump-res combo and D5 top before and after rads.
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I think its something closer to "Portable Apps" or whatever that thing is called. Its not like a whole OS, its just like a... I dunno its hard to describe. Its not an entire operating system, I do know that. But it lets you run apps you've installed and its only using the computer's hardware to run it. Nothing will be saved to the computer's c drive or storage drives. It'll all always be saved to the usb flash drive. IF you were running the app that was installed to the flash drive. So for example if you have Firefox on the flash drive, cookies and anything downloaded would be saved on the flash drive. Same for bookmarks... anything. That way you could then take it to some other computer, and it would remember your cookies and bookmarks from the last time you used it.

Same thing with other apps that were installed to the flash drive. They'd all function that way. I'm just trying to be respectful and not save anything to their computer, and not muck anything up in any way. Have it be as though I did little, if anything at all.

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Motherboard
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evga GTX 970 SSC
RAM
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Hard Drive
Samsung Evo 850
Power Supply
Silverstone 900 watt
Cooling
Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme
Case
Silverstone Raven (1st edition)
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Hi,
About the only other option is windows to go = not free.

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i9-99400x With evo and koolance vrm water blocks
Motherboard
ASUS x299 TUF Mark 2
GPU
Titan Xp with copper Water Block
RAM
Trident Z 3600C16 4x8gb's b-die default timings 16-16-16-36
Hard Drive
512gb & 1tb XPG-SX8200 Pro's os and new game m.2's Samsung 850 Pro 256gb for os and 500gb evo for favorite games plus other wd hdd's for data and backup's
Optical Drive
LG Blu-Ray WH16NS40
Power Supply
evga 1200P2
Cooling
2-280GTX Black Ice Nemesis rads with D5 pump-res combo and D5 top before and after rads.
Case
corsair 450D with added 2nd floor to house radiator on top
Operating System
Win-7 pro & 10 pro Win-7 Primary os.
Monitor
ASUS VG248QE 24" 144Hz
Keyboard
Logitech G910 Orion spectrum
Mouse
redragon
Audio
Insignia 2.0 soundbar HSB318
CPU
i7-5960x with evo and koolance vrm water blocks
Motherboard
X99 Sabertooth
GPU
EVGA 1080ti FTW3 with Water block
RAM
Trident-Z 3200C14 4x8gb's b-die default timings 14-14-14-34
Hard Drive
512gb XPG-SX8200 Pro M.2 for os/ Samsung 850 Pro 256gb for os and 500gb evo for favorite games plus other wd hdd's for data and backup's
Power Supply
EVGA 1000w P2
Cooling
2-240 GTX Black Ice Nemesis rads/ D5 pump-res combo and D5 top before and after rads.
Case
Corsair 450D with added 2nd floor to house radiator on top
Operating System
Win-7 and 10 pro Win-7 Primary os.
Monitor
AOC G2460PG 24"G-Sync 144Hz
Mouse
Red Dragon
Audio
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Hard Drive
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Yeah I guess this is it:

https://portableapps.com/downloading...16.0.1.paf.exe

But I do wonder if there are others like it. Surely they're not the only ones doing this.

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Hi,
Don't know you knocked linux out just wanting to run it inside windows which falls into vm territory and it requires either installing vmware or using windows vm features and still no telling if a vm will run off a flash drive very well.
Boot to the flash drive and boom you got your portable os only quirk might be disabling fast start and or secure boot in bios.

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(4 items)
CPU
i9-99400x With evo and koolance vrm water blocks
Motherboard
ASUS x299 TUF Mark 2
GPU
Titan Xp with copper Water Block
RAM
Trident Z 3600C16 4x8gb's b-die default timings 16-16-16-36
Hard Drive
512gb & 1tb XPG-SX8200 Pro's os and new game m.2's Samsung 850 Pro 256gb for os and 500gb evo for favorite games plus other wd hdd's for data and backup's
Optical Drive
LG Blu-Ray WH16NS40
Power Supply
evga 1200P2
Cooling
2-280GTX Black Ice Nemesis rads with D5 pump-res combo and D5 top before and after rads.
Case
corsair 450D with added 2nd floor to house radiator on top
Operating System
Win-7 pro & 10 pro Win-7 Primary os.
Monitor
ASUS VG248QE 24" 144Hz
Keyboard
Logitech G910 Orion spectrum
Mouse
redragon
Audio
Insignia 2.0 soundbar HSB318
CPU
i7-5960x with evo and koolance vrm water blocks
Motherboard
X99 Sabertooth
GPU
EVGA 1080ti FTW3 with Water block
RAM
Trident-Z 3200C14 4x8gb's b-die default timings 14-14-14-34
Hard Drive
512gb XPG-SX8200 Pro M.2 for os/ Samsung 850 Pro 256gb for os and 500gb evo for favorite games plus other wd hdd's for data and backup's
Power Supply
EVGA 1000w P2
Cooling
2-240 GTX Black Ice Nemesis rads/ D5 pump-res combo and D5 top before and after rads.
Case
Corsair 450D with added 2nd floor to house radiator on top
Operating System
Win-7 and 10 pro Win-7 Primary os.
Monitor
AOC G2460PG 24"G-Sync 144Hz
Mouse
Red Dragon
Audio
Insignia 2.0 soundbar HSB318
Hard Drive
eLeaf MELO-3 4ml
Power Supply
SE US18650VTC6 3120mAh 30A 3.6V 18650 Li-ion Battery - GREENx4
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Yeah I don't really want to boot into it. I just want to plug it in. The portable apps thing I linked is working fine. Its a little slow, maybe it will speed up if I put it on a Sandisk Extreme.

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Motherboard
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16Gb Gskill Ripjaws 2133Mhz @ 9-11-10-28
Hard Drive
Samsung Evo 850
Power Supply
Silverstone 900 watt
Cooling
Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme
Case
Silverstone Raven (1st edition)
Operating System
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Hi,
Yep flash drives are really pretty slow compared to an ssd.
Plenty of compact ssd enclosures with usb connection.

Vaper
(4 items)
CPU
i9-99400x With evo and koolance vrm water blocks
Motherboard
ASUS x299 TUF Mark 2
GPU
Titan Xp with copper Water Block
RAM
Trident Z 3600C16 4x8gb's b-die default timings 16-16-16-36
Hard Drive
512gb & 1tb XPG-SX8200 Pro's os and new game m.2's Samsung 850 Pro 256gb for os and 500gb evo for favorite games plus other wd hdd's for data and backup's
Optical Drive
LG Blu-Ray WH16NS40
Power Supply
evga 1200P2
Cooling
2-280GTX Black Ice Nemesis rads with D5 pump-res combo and D5 top before and after rads.
Case
corsair 450D with added 2nd floor to house radiator on top
Operating System
Win-7 pro & 10 pro Win-7 Primary os.
Monitor
ASUS VG248QE 24" 144Hz
Keyboard
Logitech G910 Orion spectrum
Mouse
redragon
Audio
Insignia 2.0 soundbar HSB318
CPU
i7-5960x with evo and koolance vrm water blocks
Motherboard
X99 Sabertooth
GPU
EVGA 1080ti FTW3 with Water block
RAM
Trident-Z 3200C14 4x8gb's b-die default timings 14-14-14-34
Hard Drive
512gb XPG-SX8200 Pro M.2 for os/ Samsung 850 Pro 256gb for os and 500gb evo for favorite games plus other wd hdd's for data and backup's
Power Supply
EVGA 1000w P2
Cooling
2-240 GTX Black Ice Nemesis rads/ D5 pump-res combo and D5 top before and after rads.
Case
Corsair 450D with added 2nd floor to house radiator on top
Operating System
Win-7 and 10 pro Win-7 Primary os.
Monitor
AOC G2460PG 24"G-Sync 144Hz
Mouse
Red Dragon
Audio
Insignia 2.0 soundbar HSB318
Hard Drive
eLeaf MELO-3 4ml
Power Supply
SE US18650VTC6 3120mAh 30A 3.6V 18650 Li-ion Battery - GREENx4
Case
SMOK Alien 220w
Operating System
VapeWild RazzleBerry 50-50-3mg
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