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17 Jan 2013  
DellXPS14

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You uninstall the floppy drive by finding it listed in BIOS to disable, or pulling the cables off of it in case.

Yes, use the F12 menu to trigger the installer DVD or USB flash stick. Will it boot? See how far it gets in the steps to Clean Install Windows 7.

But first I'd read a bit on EFI to at least have some info on it: The 30-year-long Reign of BIOS is Over: Why UEFI W... - Input Output
Technical Note: UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS - YouTube

UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums
Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DellXPS14 View Post

1. I've looked everywhere in BIOS and cannot find how to disable floppy drive. I don't have a floppy drive in my laptop to disconnect.
Try this. == Go into Device Manager. You should see Floppy Drive. Right click and click on "Disable"
That's what I originally tried, there is no device called floppy drive. I must not have a floppy drive driver on my computer, it was probably just in the bios as a default.
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