Many Windows users will have their Windows 7 and Windows 8 PC updated for free to Windows 10 come July 29th, but that doesn’t mean other Windows fans won’t have to pay for it. In fact, several leaks so far suggested this might be the first time Windows will be available in packages containing USB install sticks rather than disks, and that, in the future, Windows updates will be done strictly over an Internet connection.
However, those of you looking to buy Windows 10 can already preorder it from Amazon, but be ready for a wait.
The free Windows 10 updates will start rolling out on July 29th, but the Windows 10 retail boxes will ship much later. According to Amazon’s listing, the Windows 10 Home USB Flash Drive install kit costs $119.99 and will start shipping on August 30th.
The same goes for the Windows 10 Pro kit, which is priced at $199.99 on Amazon.
On the other hand in case you’re looking to buy Windows 10 System Builder OEM kits, which are available in traditional disk versions, you’ll get them shipped to your home on August 5th. Amazon has both the Home ($99.99) and the Pro ($139.99) available for preorder, each priced at $10 less than their regular prices.