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26th April 2010, 08:18 AM #1
Death Knell Of The 3.5" Floppy Disk To Be Rung Soon [It Says Here]
26th April 2010, 08:30 AM #2
I find myself needing a floppy disk sometimes, some machines are picky from what they will boot ghost on. But saying that bootable USB drives have replaced most my needs for one and only 30% of PC’s in the school has floppy disk drives. They were just another holder for a paper clips or bits of paper.
26th April 2010, 09:20 AM #3
We have hardly any machine with floppy drives. We've only needed one twice. Once when I was messing with ghost booting, and once when a DT teacher passed me a digital camera and asked have you got a card reader for this, it was a Sony Mavica.
Oddly my Core2Quad pc does have one.
26th April 2010, 09:25 PM #4
I still use a FDD as our Boxford DT Software needs one to install Wonder if they still use that with the latest version as I bet the one we have now won't be Windows 7 compatible
27th April 2010, 08:19 AM #5
The new version of Boxford 2D design comes on a separate CD it’s a bit of a waste of a CD, I think FDD Boxford is compatible because I think I remember installing it on the image.
Originally Posted by john
27th April 2010, 08:51 PM #6
This isn't the 2D Design stuff, although we do have a FDD for that, this is the actual disk for the Boxford Software (something or other V10 it is), so we use two FDDs when we install it
27th April 2010, 08:55 PM #7
There is always the option of the external USB FDD.
27th April 2010, 09:09 PM #8
I've only got 2 machine with 3.5" drives... I wonder how long it'll be before I can bare to throw out the boxes of disks in my room!
27th April 2010, 09:55 PM #9
I don't recall seeing any of the machines here with floopy drives no even the oldest ones - but then again they don't have cd drives either so i guess they where either purchased without or removed!
27th April 2010, 10:25 PM #10
Thats exactly how I do it now as all our FDDs are just used as blanking plates tbh most are dead, full of sweety papers, lolly pop sticks etc
Originally Posted by DaveP
28th April 2010, 12:25 AM #11
got 1 USB floppy drive at our place, that's the only one in the entire school (possibly one in a really old teacher laptop that hasn't been replaced in years mind - you know the ones, the teacher that uses their laptop once a year maximum and forgets the have it)
i think the ONLY use i've had for it in my 4 years there was to take a licence key off an old version of 2D Design, which now remains on a share on the network
28th April 2010, 10:05 AM #12
One of those RMs the size of a paving slab. I have one of those.
Originally Posted by mrbios
28th April 2010, 10:41 AM #13
Way back when i was still in school helping the then IT techs i got given one of those, managed to flog it for £80
Originally Posted by K.C.Leblanc
29th April 2010, 10:57 PM #14
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