Windows 10 USB installation flash drive now available for pre-order

Amazon is one of the first retailers to offer Windows 10 Home and Pro on a USB flash drive.

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While most users will be upgrading to Windows 10 using Windows Update, many customers will opt to purchase the operating system as a physical disc. However, this time around, Microsoft will also be selling Windows 10 on a USB flash drive. Today, if you’re interested in a buy physical media, the Windows 10 installation USB flash drive is now available for pre-order at Amazon.

Customers can pre-order both: Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro. However, those people interested should be aware that the USB drive will begin shipping on August 16th.

The Windows 10 Home USB drive costs $119.99, while Windows 10 Pro is priced at $199.99.

Keep in mind that your computer qualifies for a free upgrade via the Windows Update if you’re running Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or Windows 8.1 Update. Microsoft will begin rolling out the new update on July 29th for Windows Insiders, followed by those who reserved a free copy and customers purchasing a new Windows 10 PC.

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