I created a USB 3.0 Windows 8 Stick. It works flawlessly and it finds all the drivers on the PC's that I boot it from. The only caveat is that I have to boot it from the USB 2.0 ports. It is not recognized in the 3.0 ports. I noticed recently a USB 3.0 stick on Newegg from Kingston that is Windows 8 certified. My question is do I need a specific USB 3.0 to make this a faster stick, or is there something I missed in the BCD boot command string to enable 3.0 capability. By the way, it is about time that Microsoft took a page from Linux to boot an OS from a flash drive, extremely handy!!!