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Windows 10 may be sold in DVD and USB formats

Windows 10 may be sold in DVD and USB formats

Windows 10 may be sold in DVD and USB formats

Windows 10 may be sold in DVD and USB formats

 

It looks like Windows 10 may be sold in both DVD and USB formats, bringing Windows 10 installation bang up to date. There is also reports that the USB version of the OS will contain both the 32 bit and 64 bit, allowing users to choose which to install at the installation screen, which is certainly much easier than finding the correct CD for the version you wish to install. 

With the growing popularity of devices which do not contain an optical drive, like Windows based tablets, convertibles and netbooks, this change to using both optical and USB based formats is more of a necessity this generation than it was with Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 as almost very PC has a USB port, but not all have a DVD drive. 

 

Windows 10 may be sold in DVD and USB formats  

One more advantage of using USB storage is its higher resistance to damage, with USB users do not have to worry about scratching the disk or taking anywhere near as much card when storing it. Yes USB thumb drives are not indestructible, but a single scratch cannot render it unusable. 

Hopefully Microsoft will not make the USB version of Windows 10 much ore expensive than the DVD version, though you have to remember that a USB drive is much more expensive to use and produce than a DVD.

 

You can join the discussion on Windows 10 coming on USB and DVD formats on the OC3D Forums. 

 

 

It looks like Windows 10 may be sold in both DVD and USB formats. Do any of you still use optical media?http://www.overclock3d.net/articles/software/windows_10_may_be_sold_in_dvd_and_usb_formats/1

Posted by OC3D on Wednesday, 24 June 2015
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24-06-2015, 04:38:04

Thelosouvlakia
USB drives aren't that much more expensive to make. Especially since they will be USB 2.0 due to compatibility issues with the newer 3.0 and 3.1 during the windows installationQuote

25-06-2015, 00:00:19

King of Old Old School
All i can say is about bloody time Microsoft if they do sell Windows on USB thumb drive.Quote

25-06-2015, 00:15:40

Kaapstad
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Originally Posted by King of Old School View Post
All i can say is about bloody time Microsoft if they do sell Windows on USB thumb drive.
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I have stopped building PCs with optical drives as apart from getting the OS on the system they are totally useless.Quote

25-06-2015, 00:23:45

King of Old Old School
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Originally Posted by Kaapstad View Post
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I have stopped building PCs with optical drives as apart from getting the OS on the system they are totally useless.
IMO they're about 98% useless apart from having to install GTA V Quote

25-06-2015, 01:00:26

NeverBackDown
I have an external drive, only use it for installing the OS. Don't have a spare usb drive to put an ISO on. It only takes a couple minutes to install from optical drives anyways so it's no big deal. But by selling it that way, it's a much better convenience for consumers.Quote
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