How to create a floppy drive image for a virtual machine

Use WinImage to create virtual floppy disk

By far the most popular strategy is to use a floppy image file. VMware vSphere supports the .FLP format for floppy drives and a number of tools exist to create virtual floppy disks in this format. WinImage is one such tool that can create a new virtual image of the 1.44 MB and other removable disk formats.


Rick Vanover is a software strategy specialist for Veeam Software, based in Columbus, Ohio. Rick has years of IT experience and focuses on virtualization, Windows-based server administration, and system hardware.