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

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  1.    21 Apr 2015 #51

    Wynona said: View Post
    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 . . .
    So you're saying that the only possibility is that they'll offer a DVD for sale? So what was the point of your thread again?
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       21 Apr 2015 #52

    Fed-X,,,Bill Gates bought Fed-X and will be delivering it himself to your door ,he will have in on any media you want ,and even help you install it ,so some of us will be getting win10 in 2033
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  3.    21 Apr 2015 #53

    caperjack said: View Post
    Fed-X,,,Bill Gates bought Fed-X and will be delivering it himself to your door ,he will have in on any media you want ,and even help you install it ,so some of us will be getting win10 in 2033
    That gave me an image of Bill Gates dressed as Santa, going round the world in a night delivery win 10
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  4.    21 Apr 2015 #54

    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.
    We discussed this at the last MVP Summit (Nov 2014), and that's the gist of it - they have some highly placed people working on the specifics of it. You'll see some evidence of possible scenarios in the Win10 preview downloads, but the final plans are still under wraps. Also, the marketing people still have to put their twist on it also - so we won't know until we're told.
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  5.    21 Apr 2015 #55

    Wynona said: View Post
    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 . . .
    I would support this approach; I have stacks of unused dvd's in a cupboard - since I use usb flash or surplus hard-drives in caddies and have not burnt a dvd in last 3 years. Cost would be marginal say postage plus 1$.
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  6.    21 Apr 2015 #56

    How about OEM's


    NickTh said: View Post
    [Conjecture ON]
    There will no DVDs available in the market. You will be able to by retail license keys only from Microsoft online. Then, and after you buy the license, you will be able to download an ISO image(by typing your license key in a special site provided by Microsoft or partners). Then you can burn this image to DVD or USB.
    You will be able to download the same ISO image limited times in a particular period of time (e.g. 24 months, 5 downloads).
    [Conjecture OFF]

    How about this ?
    Buying retail only would cause MS warranty hell with OEM purchased devices still under warranty. MS would suddenly have to support thousands of graphics cards when they didn't write the drivers.

    Well first of all the OEM concept would be eliminated. Up to now if you buy an OEM machine that OEM is in charge of supporting that device both with hardware and OS. If you buy OEM OS from say Newegg you are on you own for support. If you buy the Retail version MS will support the software. Even when MS released a new version of it's OS they offered the new OS fro free if you bought a machine within 60 of the new OS release. You signed up on a website for all Windows users but you were handled by the OEM and you received the new media from the OEM not MS.

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       21 Apr 2015 #57

    fracking4oil said: View Post
    So you're saying that the only possibility is that they'll offer a DVD for sale? So what was the point of your thread again?
    I was being facetious, Fracking. You know, silly.
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       21 Apr 2015 #58

    caperjack said: View Post
    Fed-X,,,Bill Gates bought Fed-X and will be delivering it himself to your door ,he will have in on any media you want ,and even help you install it ,so some of us will be getting win10 in 2033
    There ya go, Caper! Sounds good to me.
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       21 Apr 2015 #59

    Wynona said: View Post
    Hopefully, Gary. But what about some of the more "out there" ideas? Like on a flash drive or hard drive?
    Here is the retail version below, already listed at new egg. New egg wouldn't list it as retail if a dvd was not going to be released. They would list as a retail digital download or something similar.

    Microsoft may allow them & others to burn windows 10 on a dvd when ordered by the customer. Amazon does that for some dvds already.

    Microsoft Windows 10 - Newegg.com
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  10.    21 Apr 2015 #60

    If they do offer ISO's for windows 10 I seriously hope they don't offer it via the same method as they are currently offering Windows 7 ISO files.
    I have a fully paid retail version of 7 Pro and the MS software recovery site refuses to accept my key to download the English ISO. I have to select Swedish (which isn't the language I want) to be able to download. So it's a complete waste of time.
    MS needs to sort that out if that's how they're going to handle it for W10.
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