How to Disable a Floppy on VMware Fusion

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How to Disable a Floppy on VMware Fusion
VMware fusion supports physical floppy disks and floppy disk image files. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

VMware Fusion is a virtual machine program that runs Windows in a window on a Mac OS X computer. Like other VMware virtual machine programs, it creates virtual hardware devices which the Windows system uses and runs on as if it were running on a real computer. One of the devices VMware Fusion creates is a virtual floppy drive. If you don't need floppy disk support in Windows, you can disable the floppy drive in VMware Fusion. The floppy disk device won't appear in the virtual Windows system after you disable it.

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  1. 1

    Click a virtual machine's name in the VMware Fusion window if one isn't already running.

  2. 2

    Click the "Virtual Machine" menu at the top of the Mac OS X desktop and click "Settings."

  3. 3

    Click "Other Devices" in the settings window.

  4. 4

    Click the "Floppy" device at the left side of the window.

  5. 5

    Uncheck the "Connected" checkbox by clicking it.

Tips and warnings

  • If you have multiple virtual machines in VMware Fusion, you have to disable the floppy disk individually in each virtual machine's settings window.

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