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USB Flash Version of Windows 10 to be Available on Amazon


07/17/2015




On-line Commercial Sale to Begin on August 30

USB Flash Version of Windows 10 to be Available on Amazon
While the latest version of the Windows 10 operating system version would be available in the market from July 29, the company has announced that the OS would be available on USB flash drives.
Having Windows 10 on a flash drive is easier to carry around as well as to install instead of a DVD.
Windows 10 would be available on amazon.com as the on-line retailer has preorder pages for the USB flash drives containing Microsoft Windows 10 Home and Microsoft Windows 10 Pro in English and Spanish languages.  
 
The amazon.com preorder pages are labelled indicating that Microsoft as the official merchant of the Microsoft Windows 10 operating systems. The retail price for Windows 10 Home would be $119.99 and the versions of Windows 10 Pro would be priced at $199.99.
 
Best Buy, the Microsoft Stores, do not yet have options for selling Windows 10 USB flash drives as they are not yet placed the stores or any other retailer for that matter.
 
A Microsoft spokesperson however confirmed that the Windows 10 would be available on USB drives for retail sale in the retail sale channels soon after the formal commercial launch of the product.
 
Microsoft would officially launch the latest version of its OS in more than 190 markets on July 29th. Company communiqué said that the product – Windows 10, would be priced at the same rate as Windows 8.1.  The product would be available on the preloaded pages of amazon.com loaded on USB flash drives a month later from August 30, 2015 and would be shipped free of cost when stocks would be available.
 
The latest version of the Windows OS would have the added advantage of a free upgrade till a period of one year from July 29th. Microsoft announced that once the Windows 10 is downloaded on devices, the customers could avail free updates from the Microsoft for lifetime of the device.
 
While free upgrade would be available for individual customers of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 for the first year of the launch of Windows 10 OS, no free upgrades would be available for the "Enterprise" editions of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.
 
This however would exclude the ‘Pro’ editions of the versions. Microsoft stated that Windows RT, Windows Vista, Windows XP and pirated copies of any version of Windows would not be considered for the free upgrade.  
 
Windows 10 would have the desktop, task bar and Start Menu back as in older versions along with the customizable Live Tiles that includes news events and weather reports in the Start Menu. The new Microsoft OS would have a verification system feature called Windows Hello that is able to detect your face or fingerprint. A reading mode and a drawing mode for marking websites is incorporated in the OS and is called Microsoft Edge web browser.
 
Microsoft’s next operating system is going to be a paid subscription service simply called “Windows” as the company has already announced that Windows 10 would be its last numbered version of OS. 

(Source: www.forbes.com)






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