Amazon Confirms Windows 10 Retail Packaging, Outs Windows 10 Upgrades on a Stick

Amazon Confirms Windows 10 Retail Packaging, Outs Windows 10 Upgrades on a Stick

Just last week, we submitted what was the potential for the official retail packaging for Windows 10 based on leaked images. And, while it appears that the Windows 10 background didn't make the final cut, Amazon has at least confirmed in product listings that the color scheme was right: Blue for Home and Purple for Pro.

Available for pre-order now, Windows 10 Home and Pro editions are available from Amazon, but won't start shipping until August 30, 2015.

Here's the listings:

What's more interesting about these listings, though, is another confirmation that Microsoft is seeking to eliminate DVD and CD-based installation media. The flat platters of the past are gone, replaced by USB Flash Drive installation media.

It's assumed that most computer owners will take advantage of Microsoft's offer of free Windows 10 upgrades once the company cranks up its web distribution on July 29. But for those that miss the upgrade window (pun intended) in the next year, or need to perform full installations on new or old equipment (particularly Vista and Windows XP) users, these USB Flash Drives are available.

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