Windows 10: How will Microsoft Distribute Non-Upgrade Non-OEM Windows 10?

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  1.    20 Apr 2015 #41

    fracking4oil said: View Post
    They could also offer download spots for DVDs and/or USB (would be easiest with just USB) at major retailers like Best Buy, Office Depot, ext. and still keep it a "download only".
    You don't think that the "Download Only" requirement is restricted to the update from Win7 or Win8. Do you actually believe that new users or "new buyers" will be required to download the install media???
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       20 Apr 2015 #42

    Roger said: View Post
    You don't think that the "Download Only" requirement is restricted to the update from Win7 or Win8. Do you actually believe that new users or "new buyers" will be required to download the install media???
    Yep look What you had to do to upgrade to W8.1.
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       20 Apr 2015 #43

    fracking4oil said: View Post
    They could also offer download spots for DVDs and/or USB (would be easiest with just USB) at major retailers like Best Buy, Office Depot, ext. and still keep it a "download only".
    It would be much easier to allow the retailers to press a DVD, rather than let the "guy on the street" tie up their resources. Can you imagine the line hanging out the front door of Best Buy, Office Depot, etc. waiting to download Windows 10 RTM?
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  4.    20 Apr 2015 #44

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    labeeman said: View Post
    Yep look What you had to do to upgrade to W8.1.
    Upgrade- we've conceded, download only

    New buyer will be a different story...............
    I want to buy a copy of Win10. I might build a computer some day
    MS has some highly paid employees working on how to get a copy of Win10 to me as rapidly as possible because they don't get paid until I have my install media. They're sweating. I'm not.
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       20 Apr 2015 #45

    Roger said: View Post
    Upgrade- we've conceded, download only

    New buyer will be a different story...............
    I want to buy a copy of Win10. I might build a computer some day
    MS has some highly paid employees working on how to get a copy of Win10 to me as rapidly as possible because they don't get paid until I have my install media. They're sweating. I'm not.
    With W10 to be free for the first year to all W7 and W8 users I do not think they will be doing much sweating.
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  6.    20 Apr 2015 #46

    Wynona said: View Post
    It would be much easier to allow the retailers to press a DVD, rather than let the "guy on the street" tie up their resources. Can you imagine the line hanging out the front door of Best Buy, Office Depot, etc. waiting to download Windows 10 RTM?
    I'll bet the new computer I'm going to build someday that will never happen.
    Hell, let's have the Geek-Squad install all new installs when Win10 is released.
    Ludicrous!
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       20 Apr 2015 #47

    NickTh said: View Post
    I'm imagine a cloud OS , somewhere far in the future. Cloud OS I said, meaning the whole OS stored in the cloud, sign in to your Microsoft account and (depending on your Internet speed) you have the OS up and running on your machine(any machine, thanks to convergence).
    That's one thing that a lot of people are completely opposed to.
    When that happens personal computing will be finished.
    "Hi Big Brother, may I please use my computer?"
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       20 Apr 2015 #48

    Well I followed Jeff's advice and installed build 10049 from a ISO that I made from an ESD download. Thanks to @Kari for that tut and everyone else involved with it. So now I have 1049 on one hard drive 1056 on another and Windows 7 on a third. I think I have everything covered.
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  9.    20 Apr 2015 #49

    Gary said: View Post
    Well I followed Jeff's advice and installed build 10049 from a ISO that I made from an ESD download. Thanks to @Kari for that tut and everyone else involved with it. So now I have 1049 on one hard drive 1056 on another and Windows 7 on a third. I think I have everything covered.
    Good to hear that you have it all sorted out.
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       20 Apr 2015 #50

    Roger said: View Post
    I'll bet the new computer I'm going to build someday that will never happen.
    Hell, let's have the Geek-Squad install all new installs when Win10 is released.
    Ludicrous!
    Of course . . . even imagining Microsoft would ever allow ​either scenario is silly.

    I know, I know, I know! We could have it distributed by Ten Forums and anyone who didn't have a way to download would put their name in the pot and someone would mail them a DVD. Hey, it could happen . . .
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