Old school

One of my systems crashed during Vista setup today.  I booted into WinPE to get the log files off of it.  Unfortunately, because of the IPSec policies that have been deployed on our network recently I couldn't copy them off of the system onto a network share.  My USB thumb drive didn't work in PE so I was left looking for a floppy disk.  Due to cost cutting I have to go all the way to the first floor to find any office supplies.  That is an issue for another post.  It appears we don't stock floppies in the supply rooms any longer.  I asked the receptionist if she had a floppy disk.  She said, what kind of disk do you want?  I said, a floppy disk.  She said, I don't know what that is.  [:O]

I didn't realize how old school the floppy disk had become.

Comments (5)
  1. Tobin Titus says:

    Nice! I wonder how that receptionist would respond to booting up directly into Atari BASIC or having to load a program off of a specific tick count on a tape drive 🙂


  2. PREX says:

    Yes, Floppys are becoming extinct. Good times right now, I am completely happy to be moving forward. The old times are great memories kickn back with a bowl of popcorn and chugging away at my BBS on my TRS80 CoCo II

  3. getwired says:

    Your USB Flash Drive should have worked under PE – it just has to be plugged in at boot time.

  4. getwired says:

    One other thing I wanted to post below, but unfortunately didn’t catch your blog until recently (and comments for the one I wanted to respond to were off 🙂 )… The single instancing used internally to the WIM format has similar concepts to the way that Single Instance Storage worked for RIS, as well as the implementation that Exchange used. But it isn’t truly "Single Instance Storage", rather it is a part of the way the WIM format itself is implemented.

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