Pre-order Windows 10 Retail USB Flash Drive from Amazon

Amazon is now accepting pre-orders for the retail copy of Windows 10 on a USB flash drive. Both the Home and Pro versions are available and not on DVD.

Windows 10 is a few weeks away, and the near final build 10240 was released to all Windows Insiders on Wednesday. If you don’t qualify for the free upgrade, or just want a physical retail copy, you can pre-order it now from Amazon.

Currently it doesn’t look like the install media will come on DVD, but on a USB flash drive instead. Although, Gabe Aul said on Twitter: ” Once you upgrade W10 w/ the free upgrade offer you will able to clean reinstall Windows 10 on same device any time.”

When the big day comes, we assume you can purchase it via the¬†Windows Store in ISO format that you can then burn to DVD, but that hasn’t been confirmed.

While the free upgrades for Windows 7 SP 1 and Windows 8.1 users will roll out on July 29th, on the Amazon site, it lists a curious shipping date of August 30th. Although earlier reports said the listed shipping date was August 16th.

Remember, this is if you want a physical retail copy of the new OS. Windows 7 SP 1 and Windows 8.1 users will get the upgrade for free. For more, check out our article: Your Windows 10 Questions Answered.

And if have other questions not addressed in the article, make sure to join up with the free Windows 10 Forums for more in-depth discussions.

Also, to help get you acclimated to the new OS environment, make sure to read our growing list of Windows 10 tutorials.

Pre-order the Windows 10 Home edition on USB flash drive for $119.99

Pre-order Windows 10 Pro edition on USB flash drive for $199.99

Will you be getting Windows 10 on July 29th right away, or will you wait a few months to see where things are at and then decide? Leave us a comment below and share your thoughts.



  1. Right away! Will be interesting to see when MSDN versus other download options arrive.

  2. Larry C Henry  

    will put it on one computer and wait a while for the others (3)

  3. Paul Milazzo  

    I’m going to wait awhile. History has proven that first releases of Microsoft OS versions have problems. I think it’s wise to wait until all of the bugs are fixed.

  4. Jim  

    I will be waiting a bit. The history of new versions of Windows being what it is, I will wait and see what issues need to be dealt with. May even wait until there is a first service pack released if it falls within the free one-year upgrade period.

  5. Donald Kelley  

    I reserved Win 10 Home. I am dissapointed that it will not arrive on 7/29/2015. I did not sign up as a beta tester.

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  7. Ellen  

    I’m one of the testers. I was holding out on the laptop I take out of town with me whenever we travel. Did not want to take a chance of problems when I wouldn’t have the time to fix them. I had it reserved for my desktop though and just this morning I reserved for my “travel” laptop.

    Major improvements over 8 and 8.1 … and a worthy replacement for 7.

  8. ben  

    I got windows 10 on the day of its release with the free upgrade from windows 8.1 guess I was lucky to get it so quick?I do think its better than windows 8.1 and 7 but still getting used to it.

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