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. Paul Braren

    July 17, 2015 at 6:52 am

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

  2. Larry C Henry

    July 17, 2015 at 7:00 am

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

  3. Paul Milazzo

    July 17, 2015 at 8:19 am

    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

    July 17, 2015 at 9:39 am

    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

    July 17, 2015 at 10:45 am

    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.

  6. Ziggy

    July 19, 2015 at 4:55 am


  7. Ellen

    July 24, 2015 at 10:45 am

    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

    July 31, 2015 at 5:48 am

    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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