Thursday, August 27, 2009

How to remove/disable floppy drive on Windows 7

I don't think I've seen a physical floppy drive in years! But my system seems to still support it and even show it to me in the explorer window. Well, if you want to get rid if it, just follow the procedure below:

1) Open Device Manager. You can do this by clicking the start menu and typing device manager or by starting up devmgmt.msc.

2) Under your computer's name, look for the category named Floppy disk drives.

3) Right-click on the Floppy disk drive, and select disable.



That's it! You're done. No more annoying waits if you accidentally click it. And no more waste of screen real estate. Enjoy!

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  • 2 comments:

    Anonymous said...

    not working, because the auto hardware pops up, also disabling auto install by use of gpedit.msc policies does not work , many people have same and not any workaround yet

    info said...

    When Floppy is enabeld in BIOS > You see floppy drive in Windows >> when disabled floppy in BIOS > in Windows no Floppy drive.

    Greetings,

    Ro Computer Systems
    The Netherlands