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    Writing with Symbols 2000

    My mum has a copy of this and it has a floppy disk to install the application and then the content cd as well. Well her new computer (laptop) doesn't have a floppy drive and vague memories of trying suggest it won't install without being A:, has anyone attempted this and got it working?

    or will i need to source a external disk drive?

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    I'm fairly certain you can just copy the files off the floppy disk.

    Otherwise make an image of the floppy and use Virtual Floppy Drive | Download Virtual Floppy Drive software for free at SourceForge.net to create a virtual drive on the laptop.

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    Try the windows built-in command SUBST - assign drive letter to a directory.

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    I always use a USB pen drive, works fine (done over 90 installs).

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    As above, I just copied the files to a network share and worked.

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    Thanks, I did the USB last night and it worked (I'm sure I tried once before and it wouldn't work). But I did notice that I ticked the option to install the resources onto the computer but it still needs the resource cd to be inserted? (might be because it's running on seven?)

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    Just install it using a USB floppy drive.



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