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Windows 7: Any One Uses Floppy Drive

05 Oct 2010   #21

Windows 7 home 64bit

ahhh TRS-80.. my first computer

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05 Oct 2010   #22
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

hehe i used to have one of those compaq portables (fondly called luggables back in the day).

and here's my new compaq luggable. no floppy nor dvd drive, and slightly more portable.

i'm curious as to what you use these museum-piece machines for? (maybe you work in a museum )

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05 Oct 2010   #23

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

I just collect them (BTW, they are ALL operational too) but don't really "use" them for anything. Many vintage computer enthusiasts use theirs to play the older games but I'm not much for games.
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05 Oct 2010   #24

Windows 10 Education 64 bit

I'm looking forward to the day where its easy to find a legacy free motherboard. No floppy or IDE controllers, no PS2 keyboard mouse, no serial or parallel ports that I will never use. I know you can disable them in the BIOS but I'd rather not have them there at all. Ideally for me there would be no onboard Video or sound.
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05 Oct 2010   #25

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64

I have one (floppy drive) in my computer that I use to hold my card readers and just in case.
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05 Oct 2010   #26

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Yea, I use floppy disks. I have a Sony Mavica that I use a lot. It has the best quality than my new one so I use it alot.
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05 Oct 2010   #27

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1

Yep. Got an internal FDD in this rig. But it will most likely be my last.

I've got a lot of old stuff on floppies- utilities, old progs, diagnostics. I always think I might need to use them again one day. Dreaming. Anything useful today is already on USB stick.

I'll always keep at least one computer around here that has a FDD. Just in case.
I still got some boxes that people own that I work on that are ancient.
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