If you were one of those who doesn’t have a DVD drive on your laptop and were wondering how you were going to upgrade to Windows 10, the answer has appeared on a pair of Amazon listings for Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro. The two listings for pre-orders show that Windows 10 will be shipped on a USB drive.
While listings for products have sometimes displayed false information in the past, VentureBeat confirmed with Microsoft that the listings were indeed accurate and Windows 10 will be shipping on USB drives.
“Windows 10 will be available on USB drives for purchase in retail channels shortly after launch. The suggested retail prices for Windows 10 in the U.S. are the same as Windows 8.1.”
Priced at $119USD for Windows 10 Home and $199USD for Windows 10 Pro, the pre-order listings are showing a ship date of August 30 – a full month after those in the Windows Insider Program will start seeing the update on the official Windows 10 launch date of July 29th. This is in line with comments Microsoft made previously regarding a phased rollout that sees testers being upgraded and OEM partners shipping out devices with Windows 10 at the end of this month.
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