Windows 10 May Be Sold on USB Flash Drives

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Laptops that come with a DVD drive are increasingly becoming rare. Well, it is not like they are hard to find, they are still available in plenty. It is just that you’re unlikely to hear new PCs being launched that have DVD drives. Just like the cassettes in yesteryears, the discs are on their way out.

While it is unconfirmed if it will happen, Microsoft could sell copies of Windows 10 on USB flash drives when the operating system is finally available at the end of July. According to, versions of Windows 10 like Home and Pro will be sold using USB flash drives alongside the more traditional DVDs as has been the case for the last couple of years. Microsoft will reportedly preload both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 10 so that users can choose the version suitable to them during the installation process.

With Windows 10’s launch around the corner, we are likely to hear from Microsoft about how it plans to distribute Windows 10 to customers willing to buy the new operating system.

Windows 7 and 8.1 users will be getting a free upgrade to Windows 10 if they choose to upgrade to the new operating system within the first year. You can follow our step by step guide to reserve your Windows 10 upgrade slot so that you are notified the moment it becomes available and update fast and first. To the rest, the Pro version of Windows 10 will cost a clean $200 while the Home edition will go for $120.