Windows 10 to launch on USB Sticks Too

Windows 10 logoMicrosoft is reportedly planning a new change that would help Windows 10 become available for more people across the world and make installing the operating system faster and easier.

According to a report by German site WinFuture, which cites people close to the matter, Microsoft is planning to launch Windows 10 on USB sticks too, in addition to the traditional DVDs, thus offering another install option for users worldwide.

Both the 32- and the 64-bit version of Windows 10 will arrive on USB flash pens, but the aforementioned site claims that both versions will be stored on the same drive and users will be allowed to choose which one to install.

This is clearly a welcome change as compared to the traditional DVD disk which comes in either 32- or 64-bit version and which can also scratch heavily and stop working as more time passes by.

But there's no doubt that this new decision comes in handy to those whose laptops and tablets do not have an optical drive, so installing Windows 10 on these devices was pretty impossible, especially if no Internet connection was available.

Windows 10 выйдет на USB-флэшках

Those without optical drives, however, had the option to upgrade their devices to Windows 10 manually, especially because the new OS is offered as free of charge to those with Windows 8.1 or Windows 7, but without an Internet connection, that's no longer possible.

At the same time, installation is clearly faster from an USB drive and on a new computer, it shouldn't take more than 20 minutes, as Microsoft itself estimates. On the other hand, older hardware might need up to 1 hour to successfully complete the install.

Keep in mind that this report is not yet confirmed by Microsoft, but more information should be provided soon as we get closer to the official July 29 release date of Windows 10.

Source: Softpedia

Tags: Microsoft, OSes, Windows 10

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