Installling from a floppy without a floppy drive

By jbraum
Sep 22, 2005
  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: 5,837   +6

    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:
  3. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    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
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.

Similar Topics

Add your comment to this article

You need to be a member to leave a comment. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.
TechSpot Account You may also...