Windows 7 still clinging to floppy drives
I can’t remember the last time I used a floppy disk. I can’t even remember the last time I had a PC with a floppy disk drive in it. Like Robbie Williams and MPs with a conscience, I’d largely forgotten they even existed.
Not Microsoft, though. The company may be ploughing on with its next-generation operating system, but it fondly remembers the days when Windows 95 came on no fewer than 13 floppy disks, and is still attempting to keep the flagging old storage technology alive in Windows 7.
This was the message I saw when I attempted to create a password reset disk in Windows 7 over the weekend:
Microsoft’s not even covering the bases: it suggests floppy drives ahead of those new-fangled USB sticks, so determined is the company to keep the 3.5in clickers alive.
Is someone on commission over there in Redmond? We demand answers.
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