Floppy disk drive icon not showing in Device Manager and in Explorer.

Hi,

I just installed the Windows 10 technical preview (Had Widows 7 Home Premium prior the install),

I clicked on the THIS PC, to only find the Hard drive and the DVD rom icons.... but no Floppy drive icon.

I also went to the Device Manager..... and no Floppy drive icon there also. The computer  and the installed

system recognizes the floppy drive. I tested it with a memory tester Diskette. After inserting the diskette ,

I re-booted the computer. The floppy drive and the diskette accomplished what they where build for, and after a few seconds  the memory tester was showing on my monitor's screen and running the program.   I am probably missing a driver or drivers witch would display the Icon. In the Action Center I tried The troubleshooting\Find and fix problems, and no positive results. I need some help.

Thank You.

 

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Last updated November 5, 2019 Views 3,026 Applies to:
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I do not believe the Technical Preview has drivers for a floppy drive.

It is not uncommon for this level of software (preview) to be incomplete.

Whether one will be included in the final version, I do not know.

The floppy drive functions prior to Windows start because the BIOS contains basic drivers.

Microsoft Community Contributor (MCC) 2011

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