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#1 repairman

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Posted 27 July 2007 - 07:47 PM

Can you get Windows 95 operating system on diskettes any more?

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Posted 27 July 2007 - 07:57 PM

If you are talking about 1.44mb floppy disks, I would be afraid to buy them because of the time factor and deterioration. I have floppys of other things and have moved what I could salvage from them to cd's. Most of the floppys develop bad sectors that ruin the programs that are saved to them.

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Posted 29 July 2007 - 01:02 AM

Why do you ask?
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Posted 29 July 2007 - 08:17 AM

If you are talking about 1.44mb floppy disks, I would be afraid to buy them because of the time factor and deterioration. I have floppys of other things and have moved what I could salvage from them to cd's. Most of the floppys develop bad sectors that ruin the programs that are saved to them.

I remember having 2 corrupted disks right out of the box
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Posted 29 July 2007 - 09:10 AM

I don't know about floppy going bad, Yes I guess they do but some don't, because I still have DOS 6.0 and 6.2 on floppies and they still work. I also still have Windows 3.11 on floppies and they still work. I have these, because I have a computer that runs just DOS programs, a computer that runs on Windows 3.11, A computer that runs on Windows 95, 98, and Windows XP Pro, I don't have windows NT, XP home, linux, and some other ones.

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Posted 29 July 2007 - 09:55 AM

I have several floppies that I saved/use but I also saved them to CD, just in case. Many people scoff at adding a floppy drive on a new build, but they're cheap and you never know when you'll need one
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Posted 29 July 2007 - 09:57 AM

I guess I am wondering why floppies? Do you not have a CD or your computer? Or are you just collecting the different formats of the software?
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Posted 29 July 2007 - 10:12 AM

I do have a CD on my computer, but I'm also trying to collect the different formats. The only thing I don't have is a CD burner, which I'm going to get in the near future, by the way what is the best CD burner?

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Posted 29 July 2007 - 11:28 AM

Get a DVD burner. It'll also do CD's. I prefer Pioneer. The best thing to do is read up on all the reviews
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Posted 29 July 2007 - 12:03 PM

Ebay has several copies for sale.

http://computers.listings.ebay.com/Windows...ListingItemList
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Posted 07 August 2007 - 02:05 PM

I've always had good luck with LiteOn burners. And yes, get DVD - the lens is much more accurate than a CD burner and will read CDs that a CD burner won't read.

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 11:47 AM

I've always had good luck with LiteOn burners. And yes, get DVD - the lens is much more accurate than a CD burner and will read CDs that a CD burner won't read.

Agreed - I got a disturbingly scratched disc of Microforum's Encyclopedia of Games to work with my new DVD+-RW!




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