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Windows 7: Any One Uses Floppy Drive

05 Oct 2010   #11
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

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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..
Here's a few of my "floppy only" machines:

IBM PC 5150
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IBM 5140 Covertible
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IBM 5155 Portable
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Compaq Portable
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Tandy TRS-80 Model 1
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05 Oct 2010   #12
youllbelost

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

Super Awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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05 Oct 2010   #13
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Very nice collection strollin
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05 Oct 2010   #14
youllbelost

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

Do you own one of those..............???????????
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05 Oct 2010   #15
Carl Lawrence

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

I do not use floppies anymore.
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05 Oct 2010   #16
Manigue

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bits SP1
 
 

Floppy, Floppy, Floppy, Floppy,????

Oh yea, now I remember!

Had one back in the 20th century.

Don't remember what ever happened to it.

I do remember punching a hole on the SS 720K to use them as DS 1.44 Mb. You know, student on a low budget.
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05 Oct 2010   #17
youllbelost

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



Now you will remember.
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05 Oct 2010   #18
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

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Do you own one of those..............???????????
I own at least one of each of the machines I posted a picture of. The pictures aren't of my actual machines though, just photos I grabbed off the web.

The IBM machines and the Compaq are all 8088 CPU based, the Tandy is Z80 based.

Doc - That's not my entire collection, just the ones that are "floppy only".
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05 Oct 2010   #19
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

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Now you will remember.
I don't own any machines that use the 8" floppies but one of my earliest tech jobs was to test and do head alignment on Shugart SA800 8" floppy drives.
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05 Oct 2010   #20
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Still have a floppy drive, can't remember the last time i used it
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