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02-21-2003, 03:19 PM
I want to transfer files from one computer(desktop) with win98 to another desktop that has win xp home edition.What kind of cable is required?.Is it true that a printer cable or the like cannot be used for that purpose.

david eaton
02-21-2003, 04:34 PM
It is possible to set up a direct cable connection between two computers. You need a special cable to connect the serial ports. (a null-modem or "laplink" cable.) Belkin make them, so should be available easily.

In windows XP, if you look in help & support, and search for "direct cable connection" you can see how to set it up.

I haven't used it in XP yet, but it worked quite well in win98 for the odd file transfer from desktop to laptop.


02-21-2003, 04:38 PM
David Eaton.Thank you