Microsoft May Sell Windows 10 in USB Flash Drives as Well
Microsoft is reportedly planning to employ a new method for physical distribution of Windows 10. This method, according to a news report, will be to sell the stand-alone Home and Professional versions of the OS in the USB Flash drives.
A German site WinFuture.de claims that Microsoft has decided to offer its upcoming Windows 10 online, as boxed copies, on DVD discs, and on USB Flash drives.
The report further explains that Microsoft will allow licensing and installation of its OS on only one PC with one USB Flash-based thumb drive.
The users will be allowed to choose from 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the two SKUs on Flash drives.
The news source has posted some screen shots which apparently show some details about Flash drive licensing for Microsoft Windows.
Microsoft may bring its latest OS on Flash drives as well. But that can’t be confirmed before any official announcement.
The official price of the Windows 10 Home SKU is already known: $119.99. By spending the aforesaid amount, users can install the OS on a PC which isn’t running on 7 or 8.1 version of windows.
By the same token, the new customers will have to spend money for Windows 10 Professional, whose price is slated at $199.99.
Those users who already have Windows 7 or 8.1 installed on their PCs can avail free upgrade to Windows 10.
Microsoft will launch Windows 10 on July 29. However, you can reserve a copy of the OS for your PC beforehand.
TechFrag explained the process of reserving the copy in this tutorial.