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Copying a Floppy Disk

If you need to make a copy of a floppy disk, Windows 98 is up to the task. Here are the steps you need to follow:

1.
Insert the disk you want to copy (this is the source disk). If your system has a second drive of the same type, insert the disk you want to use for the copy (this is the destination disk) in the other drive.

2.
Highlight the source disk drive and select File | Copy Disk, or right-click the source disk drive and select Copy Disk from the context menu. Windows 98 displays the Copy Disk dialog box, shown in Figure 15.3.

Figure 15.3. Use the Copy Disk dialog box to make a copy of a floppy disk.


3.
The Copy from box lists the floppy and removable drives on your system. Highlight the drive that contains the source disk.

4.
The Copy to box also lists the floppy and removable drives on your system. Highlight the drive you want to use for the destination disk. Make sure that this drive uses disks of the same type as the source disk. If your system has two drives of different types, you can use the same drive for the copy procedure. (For example, suppose that drive A is 3 1/2-inch and drive B is 5 1/4-inch, and you want to copy a 3 1/2-inch disk. You can select the 3 1/2-inch drive (drive A) in both Copy from and Copy to.)

5.
Click Start. Windows 98 reads the data from the source disk. If you're using the same drive for the copy, Windows 98 prompts you to insert the destination disk.

6.
Insert the destination disk and click OK. Windows 98 copies the data to the destination disk.

7.
When the copy is complete, click Close.


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