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Driver to Floppy? Won't Fit? Going Crazy...

I am about to do a fresh install of Windows XP Pro w/new HD, I have found the Motherboard drivers to download to a 'floppy' and have a Microsoft approved floppy drive to be recognized when hitting F6 on the XP install.... However! The drivers are too large for the floppy drive. Granted, it has been years since I used a 3.5 1.44MB floppy, but how difficult can it be? What am I missing? How can I put the drivers on a floppy if they are too big?
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Before you install drivers you must first install operating system to do this check BIOS is set to boot from cd then insert Operating system cd and reboot. When operating system installed then install motherboard drivers and any others that are needed

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