Put a portable OS and apps on a flash drive
Some users require a portable OS for working on multiple platforms or for security or backup purposes. Flash drives shine for keeping a fresh and fully functional install of your favorite OS on.
This is probably one of the most crucial tools one could have at their disposal when, not if, something goes horribly wrong and the OS needs to be repaired. It’s also an invaluable tool to have when it comes to testing applications on multiple systems as it can be used as a restore tool. If that wasn’t enough, it can also be used as a secondary OS for a dual-boot system of sorts or ran as a ‘hackintosh’ on Intel-based systems.
There are many tutorials that go in-depth on how to put your OS of choice on a flash drive that can be used in any number of applications, however using it as a dual-boot system or hackintosh can lead to stability problems or outright failure if not done correctly, so caution is advised.
Apps can also be installed on the flash drive as well, which allows users to use them on different systems. Diagnostic tools, virus scanners and even games can be used in this fashion and be executed on the platform desired without the need for physically installing them on the host machine.
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