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Windows 7: Any One Uses Floppy Drive


04 Oct 2010   #1

Dual Booting Windows 7 64-Bit Ultimate Edition and Fedora 16.
 
 
Any One Uses Floppy Drive

Hi,
Just a thought.

How many of you use a Floppy drive now?
If yes, what use it is of?
I dont have a floppy drive since 2002.


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05 Oct 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

I have a USB floppy drive. Can't say as I use it much. I have a couple of floppies with hard drive diagnostics, memtest, that kind of stuff. I keep everything on USB thumbdrives now.
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05 Oct 2010   #3

Dual Booting Windows 7 64-Bit Ultimate Edition and Fedora 16.
 
 

I dont even use the Cd-ROM much, just for MoBo and other hardware drivers that they provide.
[That too for the first time cuz they have been updated]
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05 Oct 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

I have a DVD-Rom drive installed, only ever use it to play games that require the disk be in the drive to play. I install windows 7 from a thumbdrive, all my drivers are on another one, programs on another one etc. I can set my whole system up from a blank hard drive without ever touching optical media. My documents, music, etc is backed up to an external USB hard drive.
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05 Oct 2010   #5

Dual Booting Windows 7 64-Bit Ultimate Edition and Fedora 16.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
I have a DVD-Rom drive installed, only ever use it to play games that require the disk be in the drive to play. I install windows 7 from a thumbdrive, all my drivers are on another one, programs on another one etc. I can set my whole system up from a blank hard drive without ever touching optical media. My documents, music, etc is backed up to an external USB hard drive.
Ditto
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05 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

i do still use usb drive... althoug rarely....
i still have some old drive that comtains some of my favorate dos games like dave and bio menace...

even though i can virtually max ut any **** game... still love to play the classics..... just for fun..
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05 Oct 2010   #7

Windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

I just got a new pc.. for the first time without a floppy drive. I can sever the ties with a floppy drive now, but I have a stack of floppies I had to transfer photos off of first
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05 Oct 2010   #8

Win 7 Ultimate x64 desktop, Win 8.1.1 x64 laptop, Win 7 Home x64 netbook, Win 8.1.1 x64 tablet
 
 

I still use floppies (5.25 and 3.5) because I have a collection of vintage computers and a few of them are floppy only, no HDD, no CDROM and no USB support. I also have a USB floppy drive that I use on my "modern" machines which allows me to download software from the web and have a way to copy it to my old machines.
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05 Oct 2010   #9

Dual Booting Windows 7 64-Bit Ultimate Edition and Fedora 16.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
I still use floppies (5.25 and 3.5) because I have a collection of vintage computers and a few of them are floppy only, no HDD, no CDROM and no USB support. I also have a USB floppy drive that I use on my "modern" machines which allows me to download software from the web and have a way to copy it to my old machines.

This is awesome..
can you upload some pics of those machines love to see them..
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05 Oct 2010   #10

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I still have a floppy drive hard wired along with cd, dvd, usb. I keep a floppy drive because it has never failed me when needed.
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