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How to create a virtual floppy drive on Windows 7 64-bit

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Hi,

I am trying to install a program which requires me to have a floppy disk in my machine while the installation is going on.

I found a program called Virtual Floppy Drive (http://chitchat.at.infoseek.co.jp/vmware/vfd.html) that allowed me to create the drive and copy files to it, but it only works on 32-bit systems.

When I try to run it on Windows 7 64-bit, it gives me an error saying virtual drive can't run on 64-bit systems.

I also tried using the 'subst a: c:\myadrive' in the command prompt and it does not work.

Does anyone know of another way to accomplish this?

Asked by thiag0 on September 1, 2010.

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Here is the main download page for Virtual Floppy Drive, it supports W7 64bit

http://sourceforge.net/projects/vfd/

Answered by Moab on September 1, 2010.

Thanks for the link...wasn't able to find it for 64-bit no matter how hard I looked. I was also able to accomplish what I was trying to do via a USB floppy drive. - thiag0 on September 1, 2010

The download is on that page, it is for both 32bit and 64bit. Glad you solved it. - Moab on September 2, 2010

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Try: ImDisk

ImDisk is a virtual disk driver for Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008. It can create virtual hard disk, floppy or CD/DVD drives using image files or system memory ... The install package works on Windows NT 3.51/NT 4.0/2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista/Server 2008, both 32-bit and 64-bit versions ... 64 bit drivers are now digitally signed with a certificate trusted by Microsoft. This means that ImDisk now works Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7 even without running it testsigning mode.

Answered by Rroman7 on September 17, 2010.

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You don't even need additional software for this. Create a folder called "a", share it, map it as a network drive to A:. No need for additional downloads. I have used this on a lot of legacy systems that need floppy drives to transfer license keys.

Answered by JNK on September 1, 2010.

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You can use VFD, but you need to install it not standard way. I've found a solution how to install it under Vista x64, I think that under Windows7 the procedure is similar.

Please, checkout the solution here.

Good luck.

Answered by netme on September 1, 2010.

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If you have Windows 7 Pro or Ultimate you can use virtual XP Mode to run 32-bit programs that do not run on 64-bit systems.

Any Virtual machine, virtual box for example, can be used as well with a 32-bit virtual windows environment.

Answered by KronoS on September 1, 2010.

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