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How to Make an MS-DOS Bootable Floppy Disk for Hyper-V or VPC

If you are stuck trying to do this, you would be surprised at how quickly it can still be done. The Challenge is getting a boot sector – which you can override with a new set of MS-DOS files if require a specific version.

1.) Mount a Blank VFD

2.) Start a Windows XP VM.

3.) Attach a VFD to the XP VM after you have logged on to the XP VM.

4.) Right-click the floppy in the Windows XP Guest OS and select Format.

5.) Check the option to create an MS-DOS System Disk.

Post format you can do whatever you need to copy over the files on the disk if you need an older version such as MS-DOS 6.22. Overwrite files as needed as all you needed from step #5 was the creation of the boot sector.

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