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I purchased a wireles keyboard and mouse set yesterday which came with a floppy disk. The problem is I dont have a floppy drive

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Hi,

Simply visit the manufactures website and they should provide a software section where you can download any drivers and software needed.

Sometimes the driver downloads and software can be found under the support section of the website.

You should be able to find a manufactures website simply by typing the manufactures name in google.

Hope this helps

Anthony Kinson

Posted on Apr 22, 2008

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Buying Laptops Computer Repair Replacing PC Parts Copyright 2007 by Morris Rosenthal All Rights Reserved
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