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Windows 7: Why is the installation of Windows 7 faster when a floppy drive is...?

27 Dec 2010   #11

Windows 10 Education 64 bit

I have floppy drive connectors on several of my motherboards. They all have an option in the BIOS to disable the controller if no floppy drive is attached.

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27 Dec 2010   #12

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

What is the full model number of your motherboard, as there are several relating to P5Q ?
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27 Dec 2010   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1

My BIOS is similiar to yours. Mine is American Megatrends version 2.59. Go into BIOS and on the first screen you will see "Standard CMOS Setup". Go into that option and you should see "Drive A" and you can Enable or Disable. Disable, then "Save and Exit". That should do it. I just removed my floppy a month ago and this does the job.
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27 Dec 2010   #14

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 & Windows 8 & 8.1 Pro x64

Hello. Based on the insistency of this issue from members here, I recalled ASUS Tech Support and this time I got a tech rep. that "knew" ('he') the answer to my question. YES, there is an option! Under "Main" menu, listed as "Legacy Diskette A" on my BIOS Setup Utility. The last rep. at ASUS didn't know what she was talking about. There is a means!

Answer is now solved.

Thank you for your help!!!
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