windows-10Is physical media like CDs and DVDs just about done? Maybe not, there is still a lot of use for such storage mediums, but as far as installation disks are concerned, perhaps they could be reaching the end of their days. In fact recently Microsoft confirmed to the folks at VentureBeat that the upcoming Windows 10 will be sold on USB drives.

According to a Microsoft spokesperson, “Windows 10 will be available on USB drives for purchase in retail channels shortly after launch. The suggested retail prices for Windows 10 in the U.S. are the same as Windows 8.1.” Prior to this, it was only a rumor that Windows 10 would be sold on USB drives.

However we now have confirmation, so if you are looking to build a brand new PC and you’re thinking that getting a DVD drive just so you can install Windows 10 is a waste of time, money, and space, now you won’t have to. Alternatively you could always buy and download the digital copy of Windows 10 and create your own bootable USB if that’s what you’d prefer.

In the meantime Windows 10 has been pegged for a release on the 29th of July, however as Microsoft has stated previously, Windows 10 will not released to everyone at once on the 29th. Instead the rollouts will be staggered meaning that it could be a couple of weeks before you get to install your copy, even if you have reserved it already.

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