The logo for Microsoft Corp.'s Windows operating system is displayed at a launch event for the Windows 8.1 operating system in Tokyo, Japan, on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013.
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July 17, 2015 10:34 AM EDT

Microsoft has confirmed it will make Windows 10 available for purchase via a USB stick, replacing the iconic disc packages that have defined the brand’s image for decades.

A Microsoft spokesperson told VentureBeat that Windows 10 on USB would start at $119 for the Home version and $199 for Windows 10 Pro. Microsoft will also release the operating system as a free online upgrade to current users of Windows 7 and up.

 

The Windows 10 USB stick appeared with little fanfare on Amazon’s preorder page, following weeks of speculation that Microsoft may give customers the option to ditch the DVD.

[VentureBeat]

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