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  1.    27 Jul 2017 #1
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    SKU / Part Number for Windows 10 Professional 32/64 bit FPP (DVD)


    Dear All

    I want to know and clarify what SKUs / Part Numbers that Microsoft has ever released for any country (any SKU / part number will do) for any of these 2 products :

    1) Windows 10 Professional 64 bit License FPP (retail) for 1 PC (Media DVD/CD, not flashdrive)
    2) Windows 10 Professional 32 bit License FPP (retail) for 1 PC (Media DVD/CD, not flashdrive)

    So that I can search for the correct SKU / Part Number for those products on an international e-commerce site like Amazon, Ebay, or others. And also in order to avoid being scammed.

    I don't know the correct SKU / part number for those products but I'm assuming someone here might have 1 of those 2 products and knows the answer.

    Best Regards,
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  2.    31 Jul 2017 #2
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    Helooo
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  3.    31 Jul 2017 #3
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    That's easy. There is no genuine Microsoft FPP of Windows 10 Home or Pro that is DVD. It's USB flash drive or download.
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  4.    14 Sep 2017 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    That's easy. There is no genuine Microsoft FPP of Windows 10 Home or Pro that is DVD. It's USB flash drive or download.
    Then NavyLCDR, you are stating that Microsoft never produced a windows 10 home / pro in media DVD. How can you be so sure of this?
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  5.    14 Sep 2017 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiiren View Post
    Then NavyLCDR, you are stating that Microsoft never produced a windows 10 home / pro in media DVD. How can you be so sure of this?
    Show me a screenshot from Microsoft that offers a FPP DVD version:
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/stor...oftwareWindows

    If it comes with a DVD from Microsoft - it was originally with an OEM license.

    And has anyone else provided you with a Microsoft Genuine sku or part # for a retail license DVD?
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  6.    14 Sep 2017 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Show me a screenshot from Microsoft that offers a FPP DVD version:
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/stor...oftwareWindows

    If it comes with a DVD from Microsoft - it was originally with an OEM license.

    And has anyone else provided you with a Microsoft Genuine sku or part # for a retail license DVD?
    Haha well I guess not.. I already did assumed Microsoft never released a Retail (FPP license) version of Windows 10 Pro / Home in Media DVD, It's true that there are no pictures or information regarding it in Microsoft websites rite now, but I wasn't so sure of how it was before, meaning in the past, whether there were any info regarding it. (perhaps they decided to not sell in Media DVD anymore so the information was deleted, but perhaps it was just because I wasn't sure) Micr*s*ft is either too coy or are unclear about this kind of information....
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  7.    15 Sep 2017 #7
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    My 2 cents. IMHO, it makes sense to move away from optical media. Lots of devices don't have an optical drive for one thing. But almost always have at least one USB port. Plus its a "download it" world for the most part. Buy online then download from a link. Good or bad that's where things are headed. Optical media is easily damaged/scratched, even a finger print is an issue. Thumb drives are pretty reliable as long as they don't go in with your wash, . The only downside I see to Windows 10 on a thumb drive (Microsoft supplied read only), is its going to get out dated over time. It will be yesterdays build. Same deal if you buy a DVD though. The quick update cycle of new builds is going to make your DVD outdated in as little as 6 months.
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  8.    15 Sep 2017 #8
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    Forgot to mention, one big advantage to a USB install, is its many many times faster than doing it via optical media.
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  9.    15 Sep 2017 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    My 2 cents. IMHO, it makes sense to move away from optical media. Lots of devices don't have an optical drive for one thing. But almost always have at least one USB port. Plus its a "download it" world for the most part. Buy online then download from a link. Good or bad that's where things are headed. Optical media is easily damaged/scratched, even a finger print is an issue. Thumb drives are pretty reliable as long as they don't go in with your wash, . The only downside I see to Windows 10 on a thumb drive (Microsoft supplied read only), is its going to get out dated over time. It will be yesterdays build. Same deal if you buy a DVD though. The quick update cycle of new builds is going to make your DVD outdated in as little as 6 months.
    The thing about USB Flashdrive installation is that i'm abit skeptic about the "it is read-only" part. For DVD's I rarely doubt, because if your DVD driver can only read, than it is read only. But for USB Flashdrive i guess it depends on how the flashdrive implements its read-only protocol, whether it is through mechanical means (by a switch or something else that physically prevents the PC to write to the Flashdrive) or through digital means (meaning the read-only is achieved by means of codes only and can still be compromised by malwares, virus, and other stuffs). But I found that the Flashdrive installation for windows 10 home/pro doesn't come with a mechanical switch, so how does it achieved its read only function? In my opinion, for DVD, looking it in this manner, is much more reliable..and besides there are DVDs that are 20 years old and still it can be read smoothly without any errors..and as for Flashdrives AFAIK there is the number of write cycles that you have to think about in terms of data longevity..
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  10.    15 Sep 2017 #10
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    It's likely to contain a ROM chip instead of actual flash memory. That would also eliminate the drive losing it's contents over time the way true USB flash drives do. Many people have tried to crack the write protection on a Microsoft Windows 10 USB flash drive and I have not heard of anyone successful yet. I'll bet if you cracked it open, you would find a ROM chip in there.
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