what sort of cables am i looking for

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  1. Supreme Allah

    Supreme Allah The terrorists won.

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    i need something that will let me transfer files/folders/et all from one computer to another. very high tech shit, i know.

    what sort of cables do i need and is anything else required.. one comp is running Windows 98 and the other runs XP, if that matters.
     
  2. Zourn

    Zourn 16-bit Ninja OT Supporter

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    depends on what capabilities the 98 machine has, is it Windows 98 First Edition or Second?
    Does it have a NIC? If yes, crossover cable, and just set-up the network.
    if not you can hook them together with a serial cable, and use a program to transfer files over.
     
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    Forget serial. It would take FOREVER. You could also get a special USB cable with a thing in the middle that appears as a NIC to each compuer. Then use standard Windows networking from there. But if you have a lot of data, the fastest method by far is to pull the hard drive out of the old machine and connect it to the new one. Then just xcopy everything from it to a folder on the new drive.
     
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    Yeah I didn't click it till after I'd already posted.
     
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