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Are floppy drives optional?

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ogremagedwarf

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#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.
 
#4
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.
 

gwsmith

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#5
With bootable CDs and CD-R and CD-RW media as cheap as floppy disks, the old 3 1/2 floppy disk drive is obsolete.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.
 

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