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PC <> Laptop synchronization

By dramaking444
Aug 16, 2007
  1. Hey all,

    I'm about to recieve a fairly old toshiba satellite. This will be my frist ever laptop!!! (yay).

    I already own a very old Packard Bell - Very slow.

    I intend to use my Laptop as follows:

    @ Work/Travelling: Basic internet acces and word processing (minute taking)

    @ Home: As my PC's monitor etc.

    I wish to synchronise the two computer's hard drives, so i can store all my files onto my PC.

    How do i go about doing this?

    And are there any wires etc i will need to purchase to do this?

  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    Tricky to very tricky on an old Toshiba satellite. Easiest way is to copy the files to a USB flash drive that will work on USB 1.1, copy the files, then reload them to the desktop. Methinks you will have lots of difficulties reliably doing a synchronization. The Packard Bell is one of the poorest, most difficult computers ever made when it comes to doing anything special.
    If you don't have USB slots, use a Zip drive.
  3. k.jacko

    k.jacko TS Rookie Posts: 493

    Zip drive? MUWAHAHAHAHAHA........i remember them! ;)
    Tedster, why do you say the Satellite would be tricky?
    Surely a crossover cable (assuming RJ-45 on each pc) will do nicely?
    I do agree that a flash drive would be simplest and best. I'm just curious as to why you said what you said.
    I'm always on the lookout for enlightenment. :)
  4. dramaking444

    dramaking444 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Is it not possible to synchronise it at all? cos that would be easiest for me.

    at the very least i would like to use my laptop as my PC's monitor
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