I need to move files from an old Windows 2000 PC to one running XP Pro. Is it possible to simply plug the Win2K machine into the USB hub of the XP machine and they'll see each other? (I am well aware you can't just go from port-to-port without damaging the computers' ports, which is why my question is about HUBs specifically.) I'm looking to do this on the cheap... using stuff I already have, rather than waste money buying another null modem cable, Cat-5 crossover cable, or expensive USB "Laplink" cable with built-in circuitry, for a file transfer I'll only do once. My Ethernet hub is DOA at the moment, so I can't do it that way. I have an OLD null modem cable... so old it has DB25 connectors on each end, while the PC's have newer DB9 serial (COM) ports. So using my old null modem serial cable is out, and I have NO desire to purchase two 25-to-9 adapters just to use it. Plus, it would take AGES to xfer gigabytes worth of data at even maximum serial port speed "Removing the drives" from the 2K machine, even temporarily, is not an option because it is still in use. And why even go through the bother if I can help it? Anyone else ever try this?