Owning the USB device will let users install the new system without the need of a Windows 10 DVD. It’s not an earth-shattering matter, but this new USB method signals a small but pivotal change in Microsoft’s methods, aligning with updating not only how it distributes Windows but also its image as well. Microsoft can and will push updates to consumers to ensure that their operating system is secure, and full of the latest doodads that it hopes will grow the userbase of its services.

Nearly everyone will be aware by now that Windows 10 is set for release in just a couple of weeks. Companies like Apple and Google no longer separate out their feature updates from their security updates, but tend to offer everything as a package deal.

The Redmond, Wash. company expanded on the support policy in that same footnote. Not all features in an update will work on all devices. It is still uncertain whether those with pirated versions will receive the update.

Windows 10 is huge because it will do for Windows what the iOS does for Apple. For example, a PC running Windows 7 via the desktop that is upgrading to Windows 8 goes through a series of stages (questions), which eventually leads up to an End User License Agreement (EULA) before giving Windows 8 the “go ahead” to perform the actual install. However, the release date has now been pushed further to August 30. But Keizer is confusing things because this is about revenue on new Windows 10 devices: Microsoft is deferring that revenue for three years because that’s the average life span of the devices that generated the revenue. The Windows 10 UI has been reworked from the touch-biased Windows 8 accordingly. “We want to make sure we get them the right PC”.

Microsoft isn’t the first major vendor to distribute its OS through USBs. That it said it would update on a continuous basis. “Although obviously, at some point they will have to reset the clock to start another 10 years and mark some kind of stake in the ground”.

The main advantage of automatic updates is that if Microsoft releases a security patch, you’ll get it instantly – so you won’t have to worry about remembering to download it manually. Enterprise users will begin seeing Windows 10 on August 1.

So what’s the supported lifetime of the device?

Kleynhans thought he knew why.

Customers will be prompted when a restart is required, and will have options to manage at what time they would like to restart their device.

The launch of the universal Windows Store gives us a clear indication of how Microsoft plans to integrate the entire Windows ecosystem in one place.