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Author Topic: Does anyone know if Vista can recognize a floppy disk drive  (Read 1740 times)


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Does anyone know if Vista can recognize a floppy disk drive
« on: March 25, 2008, 11:58:23 AM »
I'm just thinking a little ahead which is why I'm asking this question.

I hate to move over to Vista but :

1. The approaching death of Windows XP is kind of getting closer each day
2. My laptop could fail and when I replace it earlier than I have to, I may be forced onto Vista

I have a wonderful piece of software that I've been using for several years now. The only thing that gets me worried is that it required a key that is stored on a floppy. I have in fact upgraded to a new version which does not require a floppy, but the new "user interface is terrible compared to the older version". So I cannot solve my problem with a software upgrade.
I seem to get the impression that Windows Vista does not recognize either the floppy drive or a diskette formatted under Windows 98.

Can anyone shed any light on whether Vista can recognize a USB floppy drive and a diskette