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.
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.