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Do I need a floppy drive?
Floppy drives are becoming much less common in computers. Most computers can boot from a CD drive, so there is less need for floppies than ever before. Many devices that used to use floppies to install their drivers no longer need to have a driver installed to run them since Windows already has one. With thumb drives becoming less expensive, bigger and faster, they are often a better alternative.

Floppy disks still can be useful. Just about every computer more than a few years old has one so sharing a small file between two non-connected computers is easy with a floppy. Most people have a few blank floppy disks lying around they can use for such things. In addition, there are a few programs and drivers that still do rely on floppies.

Floppy drivers aren't necessary, but since they are usually quite inexpensive, it can't hurt to have one.

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