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General Chat Thread, Floppy disks in General; We have some old digital cameras which use floppy. Also, why use a CD for a small file? Just today ...
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    Re: Floppy disks

    We have some old digital cameras which use floppy. Also, why use a CD for a small file? Just today I sent out a floppy 100K pdf file on it. Last week I installed Windows 3.1 from floppies just for a laugh. Speed on my P4 box is what all M$ o/ses should be. Up and ready to go in 15 seconds.

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    Re: Floppy disks

    Quote Originally Posted by ICT_GUY
    Only to create ghost boot disk images, which then get stored as an image file to be used with the HP usb boot creation utility.
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    Same/similar here but not for ghost. We moved into the 21st century last year

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    Re: Floppy disks

    We haven't bought machines with floppy drives for some years but our learning resource centres have USB drives for loan so that students who have old computers at home can still use the discs.

    I'd love to get rid of them altogether - there are too many people who entrust everything they've got to a floppy and then lose it :-(

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    Re: Floppy disks

    Ive only got floppy disks to to kick machines into a RIS that cant boot from LAN and have GUID reset floppy disks.

    I also have one member of staff who still uses floppys even though i have given her a USB pen .

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    Re: Floppy disks

    Floppys get used for RIS boot drivers but thats it really. I have made ghostwalker and ghost boot disks for the very rare occasion i need them into Floppys.

    Ain't bought machiens with Floppys for 3 years now and were down to the last 2 batches of PCs with them left now so not long to go, but I must admit I will always have one in my PC just for the time when I need one.

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    Re: Floppy disks

    Coasters...that's all they're good for besides ghosting/RISing.

    The drives are just somewhere else for some horrid oik to jam a ham sandwich IMO.

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