Windows 10 to be sold on USB drives as Microsoft unveils baby ads

Microsoft has confirmed plans that it will sell Windows 10 to customers on USB drives.

This news comes as etailer Amazon unveiled pre-order pages for Windows 10 Home priced at $119.99 (£77) and Windows 10 Pro for $199.99 (£128).

According to VentureBeat, a Microsoft spokesperson said: “Windows 10 will be available on USB drives for purchase in retail channels shortly after launch. The suggested retail prices for Windows 10 in the US are the same as Windows 10.”

Although Amazon will be selling Windows 10, the retail release date is currently August 30th, much later than Microsoft’s intended release date of July 29th.

While Windows 10 is a free upgrade for owners of Windows 7 and 8, those who are using different operating systems will need to pay to access Windows 10.

In addition, Microsoft has launched five new ads to promote the upcoming availability of Windows 10, with the help of toddlers.

Each ad focuses on babies playing with their parents or crawling around, while the voiceover explains why the kids will have an easier life because ‘these kids will grow up with windows 10’.

One ad explains why these children will never need to remember passwords as they can log in with a smile, while another informs viewers they will not need to worry about security with Windows 10.

The ads have already gone live in the UK, France, Japan, Australia and Germany, and the firm will launch them across the world on July 29th.

Check out some of the new ads below:

This news comes after Microsoft kicked off its annual Worldwide Channel Partner Conference last week, where the firm revealed it will expand its number of Surface channel partners. 

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