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equinox55

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Hi i am at school i dled a .exe of googls sceatch up i want to zip it on to a 31/2 floppy cus that is all we ahve at school so how can i do this i tryed win zip unless i am doing somethign wrog please help

soory for the typos i have like 1 min before calls . I also have dail up internet at home the file is 9mb would take 3 hours and when i did let it download it came up as an error when i went to install it thanks bye
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Hi davisbaumung,

I think you'll struggle to get that 9MB file compressed and onto the floppy.
Floppies hold upto 1.44MB and winzip often gets compression of less than 50% with executables.
If you have more than one floppy you might be able to split the archive across perhaps 4 or 5 disks but I don't think this feature is available in the evaluation version of WinZip.

Sorry I can't be more help.

- Pseudopath.

Edited by Pseudopath, 25 September 2006 - 02:27 PM.

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Neil Jones

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If you have more than one floppy you might be able to split the archive across perhaps 4 or 5 disks but I don't think this feature is available in the evaluation version of WinZip.


It is available, but just not a very elegant solution. If the computers have CD writers and XP on them, you may have CD writing set up already on it.
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