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Windows 7: Anybody need some 3.5" floppies???

09 Dec 2010   #1
msdos622wasfun

Windows 8 Release Preview x64
 
 
Anybody need some 3.5" floppies???

Hey guys, remember these things ... man, I'm not sure of the overall extent to which the general PC-using population has abandoned this late '80s to late '90s technology, but it's been a few years now since I got any serious use out of them. Anybody here still use them? When I assembled my own rig for the first time after the launch of Vista, I decided at that point to give them up, and I didn't bother to install a 3.5" drive in my new system. (Although, I admit, my old PC sitting here off to the side still has one, but that system doesn't get used very much.)

I've got about two boxes of blank ones that are looking for a good home (see picture below). I can let them go real cheap! Let's make a deal!! I'm sure we can come to a fair arrangement!! Act now before some other lucky person snaps them up!!!

(FYI ... as you probably guessed, this is not an actual ad ... I'm just making fun out of the whole thing.)


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09 Dec 2010   #2
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

They make excellent party coaster !
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09 Dec 2010   #3
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 build 7600 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
They make excellent party coaster !
Nice colors too
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09 Dec 2010   #4
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Donate them to your local library. May times they give them to out-of-town patrons who have nothing to save on when using a public computer. -WS
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09 Dec 2010   #5
Carl Lawrence

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.
 
 

I remeber getting about 40 floppies including poper cabinlet and lock (with 2 keys). That was back in 2000 for college work etc. I cannot recall what happened to them in the end.
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09 Dec 2010   #6
Lunarpancake

Windows 8 Professional
 
 

i always keep two floppies and a drive with cable attached to back handy incase I need to do a BIOS update to a machine.
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09 Dec 2010   #7
Fluffy

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I don't even have a floppy drive anymore.
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09 Dec 2010   #8
strollin

W7 Ult desktop, W8.1 laptop, W7 Home netbook, W8.1 tablet, Win 10 TP VM
 
 

Heck, I still own computers that use 5.25" floppies!
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09 Dec 2010   #9
Fantail

7 x64 | 7 x64
 
 

We have an old phone system at work ( getting replaced next year ) that runs off a 386 and OS/2. What system back then didn't have a floppy? Hey, who else remembers a breif stint of drives that could read the 3.5's but also took super-disks that were 1.2 gigs if memory servs?
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09 Dec 2010   #10
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

About two weeks ago, I got tired of seeing my white 3.5 drive in my black case. It clashed and I never used it so I removed it. It is replaced with a black bay cover. It looks alot better now.
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