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VMware – How to remove floppy drive

When you create a virtual machine with VMware, vSphere or Workstation, it has a floppy drive enabled by default. It can be used to deploy operating system with specific drivers, maybe you want to remove floppy drive after the installation.

To do this, you need to change some configuration in the BIOS of the virtual machine:

  • At the boot, press F2 to go into SETUP:


Remove Floppy Drive

  • On the first page, select Legacy Diskette A and Disabled it:

VMWare BIOS Diskette A remove floppy drive
Disabled Diskette A

  •  On Advanced page, select I/O Device Configuration:

VMware I/O device

  • Disable all item in this configuration:

VMware I/O Configuration enabled
VMware I/O Configuration disabled

  • Save the new configuration:

VMware BIOS save



  • Check the change in Windows Explorer:

VMware Floppy disabled


You can find more information about VMware BIOS : https://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.vmware.vsphere.install.doc%2FGUID-1298D6CC-B7B4-41EE-8F7E-98C58404F133.html


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