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    Red face Stupid question but...

    ...if I buy an OEM floppy drive with no cable or software, will I be able to install it?

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    you will need to buy a cable to connect it to your motherboard but windows comes with generic floppy fisk drivers, hehe

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    you don't need a driver. the motherboard takes care of that.
    also, motherboards normally always come with a floppy cable.

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    I have 47 floppy drive cables If you want them ?
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    [01:36] <Tim_CatBurglar> do u live in a field? with ebay access


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    cripes mr_roll. How long ago was it when you knocked off that IDE cable factory. Stocks seem a little low there !

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    must be 2 years now, been keeping my head down low for that time just to let the smoke clear
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    OEM Floppy Drives generally just come in an anti static bag and thats it. You'll usuallly get a cable free with your motherboard - and they don't need drivers (well windows comes with a generic one anyway)
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