How many old style Floppy Disks would it take to hold Windows 10?

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How many old style Floppy Disks would it take to hold Windows 10?

Post by Microft » Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:27 pm

How many old style Floppy Disks would it take to hold Windows 10?

When Microsoft first launched Windows 1 in November of 1985, it came on 2 5.25" Floppy Diskettes (Disks) because it was DOS (Disk Operating System) Based. Windows 95 came on 21 1.44 MB floppy disks and 13 1.68 MB DMF floppy disks and Windows 98 came on 38 1.68 MB DMF floppy disks.

Today, Windows 10 would ship with 2778 3.5" Floppy Disks, if technology hadn't changed and we still used the floppy diskettes. Just imagine the size of the product box.

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Re: How many old style Floppy Disks would it take to hold Windows 10?

Post by michael » Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:17 am

Handling and storing all those disks would be a nightmare to say the least. Also, cool mockup you have there!
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Re: How many old style Floppy Disks would it take to hold Windows 10?

Post by Microft » Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:33 pm

Thanks. I remember Windows 95 and 98 on floppy's and you always came across one that wouldn't read. Sliding the flap back and blowing on the disk. Now there's spit on the disk. Ahh the good old days. Now many new PC's and laptops have no drives at all. I wonder what we'll be using 30 years from now!
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Re: How many old style Floppy Disks would it take to hold Windows 10?

Post by kikorosa » Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:04 pm

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Post by kikorosa » Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:02 am

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Post by Microft » Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:20 pm

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Re: How many old style Floppy Disks would it take to hold Windows 10?

Post by i386 » Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:53 am

I think that is funny. But I don't think it would ever work. The Windows 10 setup probably would not go on floppies. Probably no way to split it all up and would take 2 or 3 days if not more to create the floppy. Then no telling how long to install. But it is funny.
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Re: How many old style Floppy Disks would it take to hold Windows 10?

Post by iMatt » Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:31 pm

You could put it on Zip discs! Buy Win 10 and get a discount on the Zip drive.
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Re: How many old style Floppy Disks would it take to hold Windows 10?

Post by VladDracula » Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:51 pm

That's not a bad idea. I'd like to see a Windows 10 ZIP Disk mockup and a Windows 10 5.23" 360k floppy disk mockup. Besides, how many 360k disks would it take to install Windows 10?
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