Microsoft To Offer Windows 10 On USB Sticks in addition to DVDs
Looks like Microsoft is coming out all guns blazing with the launch of its new Windows 10 operating system. According to reports the Windows 10 will be made available to users on USB Flashdrives in addition the traditional channels like DVDs. The new change is reportedly being planned by Microsoft that would make Windows 10 accessible to more people across the globe and installation of the operating system would become more quicker and simpler.
WinFuture, a German site reports that mentions people close to the matter, Microsoft in addition to the traditional DVDs has plan to launch Windows 10 on USB sticks too, thereby, giving another install option for users all over the world.
The 32-bit and the 64-bit version of Windows 10 both will come on USB flash pens. However, both the versions will be running on the same drive and users will be given the option to choose which one to install, claims the aforementioned site.
Looks like Microsoft will be selling Windows 10 on a USB stick at retail, btw.
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In comparison to the traditional DVD that comes in either 32-bit or 64-bit version and, which can also scratch to a large extent and become non functional as more time passes by, the launch of Windows 10 on USB sticks is surely a welcome change.
There is no uncertainty that this new change would be useful for those whose tablets and laptops do not have an optical drive, as it was not always possible to install Windows 10 from optical drives, particularly if no Internet connection was available.
Those users who have PCs and Laptops without optical drives had the choice to upgrade their devices to Windows 10 manually, particularly since the new OS is provided free of charge to those with Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, but that is no longer possible if there is no Internet connection.
Meanwhile, installation is clearly quicker from an USB drive and on a new computer, it should not take more than 20 minutes, as estimated by Microsoft itself. Older hardware, on the other hand, may need up to 1 hour to complete the install successfully.
The prices of the USB flash drive version of Windows 10, Windows 10 Home will be available for 119.99 dollars, while for Windows 10 Professional on a flash drive should be $ 199.99.
This report is however not yet confirmed by Microsoft. However, more details are expected to be disclosed as the official July 29 release date of Windows 10 comes closer.
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