First, I have tried to see if this topic is in the forum and cannot find it. Sorry if this is a repeat.
- PS: I just found this video on how to run Windows 11 from a USB Drive
- How To Run Windows 11 On A USB Drive - YouTube
I had a wrecking ball moment installing Ubuntu 22.04 co-resident with Windows 11 (I bought the Windows 11 12th Gen because the config was perfect for me). I used the Ubuntu standard option to co-install with Windows. After the bitlocker fix, all went as usual (I have done this install on a Windows machine maybe a dozen times with good results.). After a couple of software install/config/reboot cycles, the boot options for Ubuntu disappeared. Windows 11 still boots, and has the smaller disk I allocated to it.
BUT, I only kept a Windows partition because I see some comments here that I may need to boot windows for some support. All I really need is Linux (and I will install Windows 11 in a virtualbox to get access to “real Excel”.)
So my use case is 99.95% Linux with a bootable Windows only for support.
Sorry for the long prolog.
Here is the QUESTION:
Can I create a bootable USB drive to run Windows 11 on the odd chance I need it for support?
Is there really a need to run native Windows 11 for support? What are the cases where I need Windows?
Thanks for your help. I will be using Linux as my daily driver OS and just need VM Windows sometimes.