Once Microsoft release Windows 10 to the public, the OS will be free for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users. The rest, including pirates, non-Windows 7/8 users, and hardware builders, will have to buy a retail copy of Windows 10. As discovered by WinSuperSite.com, Newegg has put up the retail version of Windows 10 for pre-order. The listing reveals many unknown details about Windows 10 such as the release date, minimum required specs, and the price.
If accurate, Newegg says that Windows 10 Professional will be released on August 21, 2015. Users can pre-order it right now from them for $149. Unsurprisingly, and as confirmed by Microsoft’s Frank X. Shaw, Windows 10 will have the same hardware requirements as Windows 8. According to the Windows 10 product page on Newegg, Windows 10 will require a:
- 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor
- 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit) of RAM
- 16GB of free HDD storage
- Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver graphic card
- A Microsoft account and Internet access
You can view the Windows 10 pre-order page at Newegg.com.