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Windows To Go Capable Device Test

This automated test verifies that USB storage devices support the Windows To Go feature. It is not necessary for a USB storage device which does not claim to support Windows To Go functionality to pass this test.

Test Details

Associated requirement(s)



Windows 8 (x64)
Windows 8 (x86)

Run time

~2 minutes

Running the test

Before you run the test, complete the test setup as described in the test requirements: Removable Storage Testing Prerequisites. In order for the device to indicate that it seeks Windows To Go certification it must implement the MS operating system Descriptor extended property WindowsBootCapable per the WindowsToGoCapableUSBDrive requirement. If this descriptor is not set on the device then this test will not appear.


You must insert the USB drive into a USB 3.0 port to run this test.


For standard Windows® Hardware Certification Kit (Windows HCK) test troubleshooting information, see Troubleshooting Device.Storage Testing.

More Information

Command syntax

Command option Description

Bootcapabledevicetest.exe /rm

Runs the test in rotational media mode. This parameter should be used if the device under test is a rotational drive.

This parameter should be omitted if the device under test is flash/SSD based.


For command-line help for this test binary, type /h.

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