Out of the box Windows Virtual PC default does not support adding a Virtual Floppy drive. This feature has been removed from the GUI and hidden for general public. Windows Virtual PC still allows you to attach and work with VFD files. You will need to complete some steps from Command Prompt before your can work with them. Example of the my “Windows XP Mode” virtual machine settings. There is no option for a floppy drive.
Microsoft guys created a script which still allows you to attach a VFD file, but you still need to create a VFD file from scratch before you can continue.
Download Floppy Drive Scripts.zip script.
After running FloppyDrive.vbs you see that there a action to attach a vfd file. After providing right parameters I got the following message:
cscript FloppyDrive.vbs /vm:"Windows XP Mode" /action:vfd /floppy:"C:\mklinks\floppy.vfd"
Attaching C:\mklinks\floppy.vfd to the floppy drive. C:\Scripts\vm\FloppyDrive.vbs(113, 3) (null): The system cannot find the file specified The script does not create my floppy drive and therefore I installed the WinImage tool.
If I open the VMC file now I can see my virtual floppy has been added to the configuration. Without the VB script this can be added manually and will perform same actions as the script.
<floppy id=”0″> <pathname> <absolute type=”string”>C:\mklinks\floppy.vfd</absolute> <relative type=”string”>..\..\..\..\..\..\..\mklinks\floppy.vfd</relative> </pathname> </floppy>