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Transferring files from XP to XP

I went to walmart and found a belkin wire that transferred from XP to Vista.

Would that product work XP to XP? I don't want to be burning CD's all day...

My PCs are connected via a router. Would it be possible to setup a network between the PCs?
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yes, you can transfer files through your network.

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Or just get you a cross over cable and hook one side up the old comp. and the other to the new comp.. Its that easy

Something like this

You can probably find one cheaper.

This the one from walmart?
Belkin Patch Cable

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Or just get you a cross over cable and hook one side up the old comp. and the other to the new comp.. Its that easy

Something like this

You can probably find one cheaper.

This the one from walmart?
Belkin Patch Cable
is that cable different than a networking cable?

This is what I found at walmart - I wasn't sure if it'd work though going XP to XP. link
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is that cable different than a networking cable?

This is what I found at walmart - I wasn't sure if it'd work though going XP to XP. link
Not sure about the one from xp to vista.. but yea the crossover is different from just a ordinary network cable.. they look the same but there different. With the Crossover u just plug the cable into the lan ports on each computer.. You can find them at fry's or staple, possibly office depot or office max. You may check walmart again and see if u see one in the store that says Cross over cable or X-Over cable.
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I just networked my 3 computers together... it was decently easy for my first time - I guess I won't have to buy a cord with this method!

TY for your advice and help bro
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I just networked my 3 computers together... it was decently easy for my first time - I guess I won't have to buy a cord with this method!

TY for your advice and help bro
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Not sure about the one from xp to vista.. but yea the crossover is different from just a ordinary network cable.. they look the same but there different. With the Crossover u just plug the cable into the lan ports on each computer.. You can find them at fry's or staple, possibly office depot or office max. You may check walmart again and see if u see one in the store that says Cross over cable or X-Over cable.
For that to work you also have to manually enter IPs for each computer and make sure they have the same subnet mask so they are on the "same network". Like thisi
Comp 1 IP 192.168.1.1 Subnet mask 255.255.255.0
Comp 2 IP 192.168.1.2 Subnet mask 255.255.255.0

For the OP you can use the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard over the network. You can find it at Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools

All a crossover cable does is flip the wires so the send goes to receive pins and vice versa.
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For the OP you can use the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard over the network. You can find it at Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools
This is what I used...

It seemed to only transfer documents and setting. I'm trying to transfer my email program Lotus Notes and it's setting over to my new PC.

Hope it works!
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Awesome - it worked... i love networking
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