View Full Version : transferring data between two computers. HELP~!
09-21-2002, 08:20 PM
:heh: hi y'all
My dad just bought a new comp with windows xp (his current one has windows 98), and he needs to transfer his emails and business documents from his old comp to the new one. I heard there's some way u can do that with usb cables, but i'm not sure how. How would i go about doing this??
I can't just use floppy disks cuz some of the files are quite big.
Please help me~~~ :heh:
09-21-2002, 09:54 PM
you can do that with usb crossover cables. these are not regular cables and if you use regular ones there is a risk of frying some hardware. i believe you will also need some software to handle the data transfer but im not sure if windows xp will cover that for you.
another choice if both computers have ethernet network cards you can connect a crossover cat5 cable and you can transfer files over a network setup. if you can do this use xp's network wizard.
09-22-2002, 12:55 PM
XP has the File and Settings Transfer Wizard built into the OS.
If the XP system has its Help files installed correctly, a description of how to do this with hardware can be found at C:\WINDOWS\Help\migwiz.htm
09-22-2002, 05:04 PM
If both computers are online, you can just im or icq files and folders... i used to hold gb's for friends while they reformatted...
just a thought,
09-22-2002, 06:26 PM
Load in new system.
09-23-2002, 02:48 AM
Originally posted by the jello is jigglin
Load in new system.
That's all I do now. You also get a nice little archive out of it as well. :)
09-23-2002, 03:26 AM
thanks to everyone who responded. you guys awesome :D
Unfortunately, my dad doesn't have a cd burner on his old comp, so we can't burn cds. I just bought a usb crossover cable, so i'll give that a try.
09-23-2002, 08:21 AM
Although you already spent the money, here's a tip for other people who may want to do this -
USB runs at about 10Mbps. Network cards run at about 100Mbps. Network crossover cables are cheaper than a USB network cable. If you have a network card in both machines...
09-23-2002, 08:27 AM
yeah, i thought about network crossover, but the old comp doesn't even have an ethernet card..:D
But i'll definitely use that when i get a new comp myself~!
thanks for the advice~!
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