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I wish to add a floppy disc drive to my e machine, how do I go about it?

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There are a couple of options, the easiest is to use a usb connected floppy.. They are quite common now. Just pug it in, if you have a usb port.
Also you can add an internal drive. Little bit more complicated.. Do you know how to use a screwdriver and take care not to damage electronic componants with static electricity? If you understand that, then you can probably proceed. I think it's best to supply me with the details of your pc, before we proceed.. What brand/type is it? A tower or desktop? You will need to open the case and maybe remove a fixed panel to mount the drive. Anyway, please advise on the type of case & brand of PC, so I can help you further. Rgds,

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