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From: "Kevin Sholder" <>
Subject: RE: OT [TMG] CD Backups
Date: Wed, 29 Dec 2004 22:36:36 -0500
What about SMART? My Dad used that for sometime, before moving to
WordPerfect 2 or 3, I forget which.
Lee - I used to "play" with those punch cards when I would go to work with
my Dad...as a grade schooler. <vbg>
http://www.old-computers.com/news/default.asp is a wonderful site to
remember those old machines.
From: Norb Bankert [mailto:]
Sent: Wednesday, December 29, 2004 8:19 PM
Subject: Re: OT [TMG] CD Backups
> Does anyone have data on 5.25" floppy disks?
I've got some I keep just "in case"
> How many even have access to a 5.25" floppy drive?
I've got one in the closet just "in case"
> Will Windows XP even recognize a 5.25" floppy drive?
I think I may have had a 4.25 drive on one of my XP machines but I'm not
One thing in favor of 5.25's. I have thrown many 3 1/2's out that I couldn't
read anymore but I never ran into a 5.25 that went bad. I've had some
crushed up that I took out of the black sleeve and put into another sleeve
and was able to retrieve the data.
I remember when I could run the Big Three on 5.25 floppies. That being
dBase, Supercalc, and Wordstar.
Family and Genealogy pages at www.bankert.org
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