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I'm trying to decide whether or not to purchase an internal floppy drive for my new build. I own a USB external floppy, however, will that work for formats and BIOS flashes and what not? Thanks.
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If you want to format floppy disks or read floppy disks it'll do the job.
If you want to flash the BIOS, it won't do the job. However most modern boards you can flash the BIOS now within Windows anyway.
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Thanks for your response. When I said "format", I meant formatting and then reloading the OS. Is that ok with a usb floppy drive?
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In all honesty I don't know. I'd doubt it though as the system tends to look at Drive A where it exists, which is an internal floppy drive. A USB drive will probably not even be seen during Windows Setup.
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