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Bought a usb floppy drive reader to convert my floppies to my laptop. have plugged in the usb cord. what do I do now?

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As far as i know, anything goes with usb port, it must have drivers on hand, you gotta install the drivers first, and then plug the port. The drivers will inform you when you should plug the port.

Good luck.

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Its easy to use:

Step 1). Just on your lap.
After complete boot

Step2). Insert your floppy connector one end to your USB port of Lap.

Step 3). Double Click on My Computer Icon.
The my Computer will be open.
and if every thing is ok, a floppy disk drive icon [A: or B:] will be shown in the window.

Step 4). Insert your floppy disk into the Drive.
wait till the floppy disk drive light goes off.

Step 5). Double click on floppy disk drive icon [A: or B:].

and the content of the floppy will be open.

have any question... ask me


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Hello there Bill,

This takes me back many years. !!!!

It is most odd these days to find people still using Floppy Drives. Are you SURE you want a floppy disc drive ? They cannot store very much at all.

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