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Installling from a floppy without a floppy drive

By jbraum
Sep 22, 2005
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  1. I have a friend that wants to install a program (old) from a floppy without a floppy drive. Can this be done?
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Well, you need a floppy drive somewhere to get data off the disk. Unless the installer insists on being on a floppy you can just copy the files on a CD or a hard disk or a flash drive and run the installer from there.

    There are also many programs that can create raw images from floppy drives. Virtual floppy drive for Windows to mount the images: http://chitchat.at.infoseek.co.jp/vmware/vfd.html
  3. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

    Using another PC, copy the file(s) onto a CD or USB key.
    Alternatively, buy an internal floppy-drive or an external USB2-floppy-drive
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