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    1,713 Floppy Disks needed for Windows 8 installer

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    1,713 Floppy Disks needed for Windows 8 installer


    It would take 1,713 3.5″ floppy disks to contain all the Windows 8 goodness
    1,713 3.5″ floppy disks stacked on top of each other would be 5.7 meters high
    1,713 3.5″ floppy disks lined together would be 167 meters long
    21-set of 1,713 3.5″ floppy disks would occupy 1 cubic meter of space
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    Arrow Re: 1,713 Floppy Disks needed for Windows 8 installer

    I remember installing W95 from a handful of floppies..How things have changed.
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    Re: 1,713 Floppy Disks needed for Windows 8 installer

    Quote Originally Posted by Linuxratty View Post
    I remember installing W95 from a handful of floppies..How things have changed.
    I remember that Xenix came on ten 5 1/4" floppies
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xenix

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    Re: 1,713 Floppy Disks needed for Windows 8 installer

    It really bothers me when people make a big fuss about that QNX floppy disk: "This is amazing, a graphical operating system running from a single 1.44mb floppy!"

    People really forget that the original Macintosh had a graphical operating system and ran from a 400kb floppy disk. It's not "amazing", it's just what you can do when you write slim code in a low-level language.
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    Re: 1,713 Floppy Disks needed for Windows 8 installer

    To be honest who really use's floppy apart from to back up bios or for raid.

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    Re: 1,713 Floppy Disks needed for Windows 8 installer

    I do, they make great coasters for when I have a drink at my desk.
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    Re: 1,713 Floppy Disks needed for Windows 8 installer

    Error reading diskette 1713
    Abort, Retry, Fail?
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    Re: 1,713 Floppy Disks needed for Windows 8 installer

    Quote Originally Posted by Euroman View Post
    Error reading diskette 1713
    Abort, Retry, Fail?
    Drinking my coffee and almost choked
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    Re: 1,713 Floppy Disks needed for Windows 8 installer

    This thread puts a whole new spin on "Don't Copy That Floppy".

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    Cool Re: 1,713 Floppy Disks needed for Windows 8 installer

    actually all you need is one 4 GB USB San Disk Drive.
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