Windows 10 Home and Professional, possibly, will be sold on USB flash drives
Users without the right to a free upgrade to Windows 10, and those who do not wish to join the program Windows Insider, you’ll have to spend a certain amount of money to get a new operating system. According to official information, Home edition and Professional will be offered for $ 119 and $ 199 respectively, but information regarding the methods of distribution are still at the level of rumors.
According to a post on the website WinFuture.de Microsoft will sell Windows 10 in stores not only in the traditional way, i.e. on DVD but also USB flash drives. Inside the flash drive will be either home or professional edition with license for 1 PC. During installation from USB media you can select the bitness of the operating system (32 and 64 bit).
Recall that the free updates will be provided to the owners of licensed copies of Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 (except enterprise editions). The participants of the Insider program will be able to continue to use Windows 10 for free (even without a license to one of the previous versions of the OS), but only if you decide to stay in the test program. The latter will have to install all pre-release updates which will be issued by the company after the release of Windows 10 to the market.