Careful about the floppy issue-the school I am hoping to go to uses ExamSoft, a secure software program that closes everything else on your computer except for the ExamSoft software. Here are the minimum specs that are required according to this school:
-You must use an IBM compatible laptop computer with Windows 98, 2000, XP or ME. The test taking software is not supported by any Macintosh or Linux operating system or emulation software.
-Your laptop must have a 200 MHz processor or higher, with at least 64 MB of RAM and 30 MB free hard disk space.
-Your laptop must have a functioning 1.44 MB floppy disk drive. This can be either an internal floppy disk drive, or an external USB floppy drive.
Your exams will be saved to a floppy disk, which the law school will then print from. You will NOT be able to save exams to a CD drive, nor will exams be printed from your hard-drive.
-It is recommended that you have Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher installed on your laptop computer for both the download and use of the exam-taking software.
-You must have an AC adapter. Because law school exams can last longer than the life of a battery, you are required to plug in your laptop during exam-taking. All classrooms have electrical outlets for this purpose.
-The laptop must be your own. The law school will not provide you with a laptop to use during exams, nor may you use a desktop computer.
-In order to take exams on a computer, starting fall 2005 you must be able to access the wireless network . This means you must have a properly configured wireless card.
No offense to OP (I hate to admit the fact that PINE email was introduced on my UG campus when I was a junior
...if you've been out of school for awhile it's easy to get out of touch, but most schools have a technology service for either the campus at large or the school itself. Just troll around on your school's website and you'll find what you need.