Microsoft to Sell Windows 10 on USB Flash Drives


Windows 10 is expected to live up to its modern credentials right from the installation medium. This is because just like we anticipated, Microsoft has confirmed that indeed it’s upcoming new operating system which is expected to be available at the end of the month will ship on USB flash drives as well as the traditional DVD.

This will be the first time that Microsoft is selling Windows on a new type of installation media since the switch from good old floppy disks to optical drives. It could be driven by the realities of a new age since quite a number of new computers being sold at the moment lack optical drives and it only makes sense to avail the new operating system in a convenient manner.

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With the first batch of new Windows 10 PCs from Microsoft’s partners like HP already up for pre-order and expected to ship by the second week of Windows 10’s availability and Microsoft giving every user with a valid Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 license a free upgrade, this is for those who wish to do a clean install of Windows 10 or upgrading from an unsupported version like Windows Vista.

As per the listing on Amazon, the pricing of Windows 10 on those USB flash drives won’t differ from that of other installation mediums. While pre-orders are currently open, shipping is expected to start by the end of August. The USB flash drives will also be available in other stores both online and brick and mortar as soon as Windows 10 is unveiled.


Source: VB