Are floppy drives optional?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by ogremagedwarf, Aug 9, 2003.

  1. Hey guys, I just have a quick question. I'm getting a new case and power supply shortly, and I was wondring, if you don't want to use a 3.5" floppy drive, will Windows XP be okay with that? I know that some companies are shipping computers without floppy drives, and I'd like to not use one if Windows will let me. It has sat in my computer for years and done nothing.
  2. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

    the year 2525
    fine i dont have a floppy. just remember to disable it in BIOS
  3. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

    New York City
    Yup, my laptop doesn't include a floppy drive either. Windows doesn't have any problems with that :)
  4. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

    Pacific Northwest
    I haven't had a floppy in the last three computers I built. I hate them a lot. :p I can write data faster with a pencil and paper.
  5. gwsmith

    gwsmith OSNN One Post Wonder

    With bootable CDs and CD-R and CD-RW media as cheap as floppy disks, the old 3 1/2 floppy disk drive is obsolete. I don't have one on my Gateway laptop that has XP Pro, nor will I get one with my next PC purchase.