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#1 tg1911

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Posted 03 November 2007 - 01:35 PM

I need to temporarily remove my DVD, and Floppy drive, from this system, and move it to my other system, to install the OS, and drivers.

In the Device manager, should I Disable, or Uninstall the drives?
This is only, a temporary move.
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Posted 03 November 2007 - 01:47 PM

you'll have to power off your system completely before removing hardware.

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Posted 03 November 2007 - 01:58 PM

When I move hardware (which I do a lot of, with two home systems), I don't even worry about disabling or uninstalling anything unless it's a permanent change.

Your BIOS is probably on autodetect of drives and it won't make any difference re the drives. Even if it weren't, the BIOS has no problem with drives which are not there, it's drives which are connected and not recognized which are the problem (mostly on older BIOSes).

A quirk I discovered last year is that my BIOS won't allow me to disable the floppy, doing so caused me boot problems.

So, just take them out and put them back at your leisure :thumbsup:.

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Posted 03 November 2007 - 05:23 PM

Yeah, I know I'll need to power off, before removing anyyhing, Robert Isbell.
I just wanted to make sure I'd be able to reboot, without any conflicts, minus the drives.
I need the drives for getting a new system up, but I also need the present system running, in case I need help with the install. :thumbsup:

That's what I was looking for, hamluis.

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Posted 03 November 2007 - 08:24 PM

Hi TG, those devices are plug and play, as you know you don't want to do this with the system powered up, but the install wizard will recognize these guys as new hardware when they are installed and powered up and will go through the installation process which will install the drivers that are native and appropriate. Your Os will usually have the needed drivers for devices like your floppy and CD-ROM, but devices like printers and scanner you will need the CD for the drivers for those devices.

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Posted 03 November 2007 - 10:03 PM

Thanks, dc3.
That's good to hear.
Just wanted to make sure I didn't have to remove them, through the Device Manager.
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