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Quick question

By TimeParadoX
Nov 24, 2006
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  1. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    What are you getting for your mobo? :confused:
  2. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 2,438

    What do you mean?
  3. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

  4. KingCody

    KingCody TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,568   +7

    the floppy disk contains SATA drivers which may need to be installed during the operating system install if your using a pre-SP2 version of XP. (obviously that only applies if you're using a SATA HDD ;))

    if you're OS is an SP2 version (or if you're not planning to reformat/reinstall the OS), then you won't need to use the floppy at all

    cheers :wave:
  5. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 2,438

  6. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    Now I understand :)

    KingCody is correct. If you're gonna install Windows XP SP2, then that floppy shouldn't be needed at all, even with that SATA drive.
  7. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    ALWAYS include a floppy in any system. Contrary to popular belief, floppies are still required for rudimentary upgrades like BIOS flashing, etc... Yes, some systems are able to use CD rom only, but since all BIOSes and modern chipsets contain internal code dating back to the 8088 systems there are some functions that can only be done on floppy.
    It's a cheap $10 and wise investment - even if you hardly ever use it.
  8. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    I've been without a floppy drive for more than 4 months, and I don't need it. But it may be useful....
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