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Anyone still using a real floppy disk, 5.25 or 8? biggrin.gif

Only on my Commodore 64.
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Oh the days before plug and play.

The first few years of plug and play with things that were supposed to be but never actually were, were worse.
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Anyone still using a real floppy disk, 5.25 or 8? biggrin.gif

Only on my Commodore 64.
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Oh the days before plug and play.

The first few years of plug and play with things that were supposed to be but never actually were, were worse.


It usually hurts the first time out. But worse, lol you want to go back?
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I haven't used a DVD/CD ROM since 2009. I always keep a spare 8GB USB as a windows install media and for any physical applications/games I just take a photo of the serial then download the software.
If I ever need to see a dvd or blueray I'll just use my PS3.
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Most of my computers don't have an optical drive. One does...just in case.
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Haven't used one in 6 years.
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This is a really dumb question, but I never thought about this until I started building my own watercooled rig....but how do get rid of the optical drive? I thought windows wouldn't boot without it or something. I never tried to NOT have one, but my internet speeds are great and I don't think I've used a CD in ages, except when I got a hard copy of Windows 8.1.

So two questions really:

1. How do you remove your optical drive and run windows without it.

2. How can you make a backup of your windows in case you need to reformat and start anew? USB drive I assume?

I consider myself pretty tech savvy, but this never occured to me until recently. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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This is a really dumb question, but I never thought about this until I started building my own watercooled rig....but how do get rid of the optical drive? I thought windows wouldn't boot without it or something. I never tried to NOT have one, but my internet speeds are great and I don't think I've used a CD in ages, except when I got a hard copy of Windows 8.1.

So two questions really:

1. How do you remove your optical drive and run windows without it.

2. How can you make a backup of your windows in case you need to reformat and start anew? USB drive I assume?

I consider myself pretty tech savvy, but this never occured to me until recently. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

You unplug it tongue.gif Windows does not need one, you would create an ISO of the disk and then "burn" it using a program to the USB. I do not remember any specific programs to do that since i just do it in Linux because it is much simpler to.

Edit: Forgot pendrivelinux supports Windows ISOs.
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