This step-by-step article describes how to create a floppy
disk image in Virtual PC, versions 4.0 to 5.2.
You can use floppy disk images as if they are physical 3.5-inch disks in 3.5-inch disk drives. In some Windows
programs, you must insert a 3.5-inch disk into the A drive while
you install or use the program. Although you may be able to use a physical 3.5-inch disk, there are some situations where you must use a floppy disk image. For example, you use a laptop computer that does not
have a 3.5-inch disk drive, but you must use a 3.5-inch
To create a floppy disk image in Virtual PC, follow these
- Start Virtual PC, click File, and then
click Virtual Disk Wizard.
- On the Welcome to the Virtual Disk Wizard
page, click Next.
- On the Select Operation page, click
Create new floppy or hard disk image, and then click
- On the Select New Disk Type page, click
Create floppy disk image, and then click
- On the New floppy disk page, in the
Disk image location box, type the folder path that you
want to use for the floppy disk image. Alternatively, you can click
Browse, and then locate the folder.
- In the Floppy disk type area, click either
Low density (720k) or High density (1.44MB).
Typically, high-density disks are used.
- Click Next, and then on the Floppy
Disk Creation Summary page, click Finish.
- When you receive the "The disk was created
successfully" message, click Close.
Virtual PC can mount any flat-file representation of a floppy
disk. Many popular Windows utilities can create such images. However, make sure
that you turn off any compression features. Virtual PC only works with floppy image
files that are exactly 720 KB or 1.44 MB.
Article ID: 825098 - Last Review: December 12, 2003 - Revision: 1.0
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