Windows 10: Will Win 10 support a 3.5 floppy drive? Solved

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  1. Posts : 3,368
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       09 Jan 2017 #11

    I've got probably half a dozen in my 'junk' box, do you need black or white/putty?
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  2.    10 Jan 2017 #12

    RolandJS (with apologies for sideband traffic to the OP):
    Sure thing, because I've got the USB one, I don't need either of them. Want to meet for lunch sometime and pick them up?
    Happy New Year also, BTW.
    --Ed--
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  3.    11 Jan 2017 #13

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    I remember they days when it was a bonus to have 2 floppy drives installed so you could copy disk to disk and not have to swap out the disks 3 or 4 times to copy one :-)
    OMG yes! And who remembers VGA copy??

    I still do have one internal, but oh well...lol

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  4.    11 Jan 2017 #14

    EdTittel said: View Post
    RolandJS (with apologies for sideband traffic to the OP): Sure thing, because I've got the USB one, I don't need either of them. Want to meet for lunch sometime and pick them up? Happy New Year also, BTW. --Ed--
    I have your phone number, I will call you. We now completely return this thread to the thread-starter.
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    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       12 Jan 2017 #15

    Maybe we will see a question about supporting 5.25" and 8" floppy drives
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  6.    12 Jan 2017 #16

    You guys remind of that old TV show from the 80's - remember the size of those floppy's, can't find a picture of the floppy drive though !!!

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       12 Jan 2017 #17

    I remember programming a DEC PDP11 computer c.1980 with RL02 'removable' hard disks 10MB capacity about 2ft diameter! See RL02 - Computer History Wiki Those were the days of 8" floppy disks.

    I was doing image processing research at the time when a single image framestore cost 30,000 / $37,000 - that's about 400,000 at today's prices !
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  8.    12 Jan 2017 #18

    I changed this to unsolved. I got a 3.5 floppy drive from Amazon, a "Y E Data" drive. I get a Code 10 in the device manager. It can't find a driver. The BIOS in my Z170 motherboard properly detects it.

    The only place I found a "supposed" driver is one of the pay for driver sites and I refuse to use them.
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  9.    12 Jan 2017 #19

    Update, I tried the floppy drive on my Toshiba laptop with Win 10 Home (and all updates) and it works OK on that one.

    My desktop, where I really need to use it, is Win 10 Pro. Don't know if there is a difference with floppy drive support???
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  10.    12 Jan 2017 #20

    fireberd said: View Post
    I changed this to unsolved. I got a 3.5 floppy drive from Amazon, a "Y E Data" drive. I get a Code 10 in the device manager. It can't find a driver.
    I dug into my closet to find my ol' BYTECC USB Floppy drive I bought years ago. Plugged it into Win 10 Pro. It was detected and works.

    Code 10 makes me think it's something else. Right click the device->Properties, select Details tab, scroll down the pull down menu looking for Class uppper filter and/or Class lower filter. What gets reported?
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