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Floppy Disk Converter? Answered

How does a Floppy Disk Converter work? Heres my problem. I have recently bought a laptop which has Windows Vista. I have an old desktop computer with Windows 98SE. I have no floppy disk drive on the laptop. I want to save the material on the floppy disks onto a USB memory stick. I bought a USB that works for Windows 98SE only to find that you need to download drivers for it from the Internet before it will work. So I plugged my Broadband connection (which is from Vodafone) into the desktop computer to get an Internet connection only to find that the Internet is too new a version for Windows 98SE to read so therefore I cant download the drivers. Also I thought I could save to CD and then put the CD into the laptop to save them to the hard disk but the desktop only has a CD-ROM whereas the laptop has CD-RW. So that wont work either. So I was wondering if a Floppy Disk Converter would be the answer to my problem. Like do you just insert a floppy and a USB into the Floppy Disk Converter and transfer the files. Do you need to connect it to a computer. Sorry for rambling on but I have so many questions about it and I really want to know before I go out and buy one only to find that it is also useless to me. Thanks

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munchman
munchman

11 years ago

If the laptop has a CD-RW drive, it should also be able to burn plain recordable CDs, that way you could transfer the driver software (Just google Windows 98SE USB Mass Storage Driver). If both have a network card - looks like a kind of fat telephone cable (pic) - you can buy a $2 crossover cable that will network them together and you can transfer files. Or you can purchase an external floppy drive, as GuardianFox said.

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lemonie
lemonie

11 years ago

What have you got that is only stored on floppies?
I'd just find another machine that has a floppy drive and USB that works - can you do that?

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