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deerhunter30

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I just got a new computer. It is a Gateway GT5252, with 2 gigs of RAM, 320 GB SATA2 harddrive, a dvd and cd burner, and a 9 media card reader (i think). Anyways, as you all know, they are making compuers now without floppy drives in them. My school's computers have floppy drives and I need to be able to take information home for my English class. I'm fairly good with computer hardware, but I just wanna know as much as I can before I start taking stuff apart. My old computer is a Sony Vaio. I bought it in 2002. I have already taken the harddrive from the Sony and installed it into the Gateway. Now, I want to take the floppy drive out of the Sony and put it into the Gateway. Any suggestions? What about getting a driver for the floppy drive once I install it into the Gateway?
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Nick
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Hi and welcome to Geeks to Go. It is indeed doable if your motherboard has a connection for a floppy drive. I checked at Gateway's web page at http://www.gateway.c...et_gt5252.shtml and could not tell from the information listed there. Perhaps you have a manual for the computer that will tell you. If all else fails, open the case and examine the motherboard. Look at your old computer and trace the cable from the floppy back to the motherboard. Then look at the Gateway motherboard. Do you find such a connector? If so, you are in business. If not, can not do it. However....you do have lots of usb ports. You can actually find external floppy drives that connect via usb. I have seen such devices at Walmart.
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Ok, I will give it a shot. Thank you for your reply.
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