Dec 052017
 
Format 3.5" Floppy using MicroSoft's New Disk Distribution Format that allows 1.7MB of data storage on floppy.

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MSOFT17F will format a 3.5" floppy disk to
the new format scheme being used by
Microsoft. This new scheme creates a floppy
that holds 1.7 megs rather than the standard
1.44. It is impossible to make a backup copy
of one of the new Microsoft releases using
the standard floppy format/copy procedures.


File MSOFT17F.ZIP from The Programmer’s Corner in
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Format 3.5″ Floppy using MicroSoft’s New Disk Distribution Format that allows 1.7MB of data storage on floppy.
File Name File Size Zip Size Zip Type
FDFORMAT.DOC 29235 9329 deflated
FDFORMAT.EXE 13297 12725 deflated
FDREAD.EXE 1191 633 deflated
FILE_ID.DIZ 308 204 deflated
MSOFT17A.BAT 392 252 deflated
MSOFT17B.BAT 392 252 deflated
README.1ST 839 437 deflated
README.DMF 2856 1281 deflated

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Contents of the README.1ST file


MSOFT17F will format a 3.5" floppy disk to
the new format scheme being used by
Microsoft. This new scheme creates a floppy
that holds 1.7 megs rather than the standard
1.44. It is impossible to make a backup copy
of one of the new Microsoft releases using
the standard floppy format/copy procedures.
The Archive contains the following files:

FDFORMAT.DOC - Documentation of FDFORMAT.
FDREAD.EXE - TSR to read/write diskette with higher capacity.
FDFORMAT.EXE - The main program.
README.1ST - This file.
README.DMF - Information about how to use these utilities.
MSOFT17A.BAT - Batch file to format 1.7 Mb floppies in A drive.
MSOFT17B.BAT - Batch file to format 1.7 Mb floppies in B drive.

To run FDFORMAT, only FDFORMAT.EXE and FDREAD.EXE are required.

*** THIS PROGRAM WILL ONLY WORK ON 3.5" HD DISKS AND COMPATABLE DRIVES ***

Run MSOFT17A.BAT to format a 1.44 Mb floppy to 1.7 Mb DMF size in your
A: drive.

Run MSOFT17B.BAT for your B: drive.

This will create the required size floppy for the larger, 1.7 Mb,
distribution files from Microsoft.



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