Question about Dynex DX-EF101 (DXEF101) External Floppy Drive

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Need it to work with Windows Vista OS.

Sales person found on web site and said it was compatible with the Vista Operating System. How do I get it to download. It is looking for Win 98

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  • hawklan Dec 06, 2008

    If the floppy disk is a 720k, Vista does'nt support that size anymore. but there is no driver compatible with the drive. only for XP or less. Anyone was able to make that work?

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I just got a dynex dx-ef101,
and i have windows vista,it works,but im lost,,
i hit the floppy drive,and it said format,,
but it wont work,i worte a book on a word proceser''
and i want to put it on my computer,,
so i bought this,,
but when it formats it erace's the floppy,,
how do i solve this problem,,,
please help

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Your Dynex floppy should be pnp both on Vista and on XP. This means that it shouldn't need any additional driver. You just need to plug it into any available usb port, wait maximum a couple of minutes, and it should work automatically. Once installed it will be managed by your computer as any internal floppy unit. In any case, if you need to download the drivers you can find them here:

http://www.dynexproducts.com/t-drivers.aspx

cheers

Posted on Feb 16, 2008

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