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When was the end of the floppy-only IBM PC clone?

The question seems to ask for several different points in time: When the floppy based PC was no longer a default option When application software (games) no longer worked from floppy alone When PCs ...
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When was the end of the floppy-only IBM PC clone?

From memory of personal experience and in the UK... For the general public, about 1988-1989. For home PCs, I had a fairly large PC-buying and family-age community around me at work then. By those ...
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When was the end of the floppy-only IBM PC clone?

Exception: Networking PC networks are an interesting thing. With many variations, of course, they have evolved over the years from largely traditional client-server (cheap workstations, expensive ...
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When was the end of the floppy-only IBM PC clone?

Probably in the nineties (obviously, there won't be any "hard date"). One major development that marks the shift to hard disk-based PCs might be the introduction of "hardcards" - ...
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Trying to install Mac OS 9.2.1 on an iMac G3 (slot loader) but no hard drive detected

Try temporarily installing it in another computer, even if it's just to see if this loaner can see a hard drive. If not,I'd recommend a new drive, they're relatively inexpensive, and since you just ...
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When was the end of the floppy-only IBM PC clone?

My suggestion is to look through newspapers starting around 1988 and moving forward. I remember "The Toronto Sun" paper was basically a computer advertisement tabloid at that time and the ...
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When was the end of the floppy-only IBM PC clone?

Your question is a bit mixed up. Many applications needed a hard drive to run but loaded from floppy disks. I think Windows 2 did this let alone some of our internal software, and programs written in ...
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