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How do I transfer files from one laptop to another with crossover cable?

By foycur
Feb 24, 2008
  1. I have an old laptop using XP SP2 on its last legs. The CD ROM writer doesn't work, so I can't burn my old files onto a disc. My new laptop is Vista, and I just picked up an Ethernet crossover cable to connect the two and 'stream' my files to the other computer.

    Is this as simple as plugging in the cable and going to town, or does it require a network setup first?
     
  2. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 3,556

  3. foycur

    foycur TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 160

    what a dumba** I am. Here I am looking for answers when I should have just gone to Microsoft in the first place. Thanks!!
     
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