Windows 10 retail packaging leaked
Microsoft will be releasing Windows 10 on July 29 and that means we're just weeks away from seeing it installed on computers everywhere. Whilst the majority of Windows 10 users will be upgrading from Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 since the upgrade is free, Microsoft will still sell Windows 10 copies as a standalone software offering to users who might be building their own systems.
If that's your plan, you might be picking up one of these boxes from the Microsoft store. Yes, these are the retail boxes for Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro (read all about the versions here). As you can see, these boxes incorporate a very simplistic design with just the Microsoft branding and Windows 10 screenshot on the front of the screen.
It's also worth noting that the retail box version of Windows 10 might feature a USB flash drive opposed to a DVD installation disk. No official word on the price differences between these two types of installation media but it would be a better choice for Microsoft to distribute Windows 10 copies through USB flash drives since systems these days don't usually come with DVD drives.
Interestingly enough, there is apparently also a purple colored hero image, opposed to the blue one which is currently being offered in Windows 10 preview builds. Do note that the front of the box might look a little different since this is an unverified leak.