Your Ad Here Your Ad Here
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Data Transfer

  1. #1
    Keikan's Avatar ........
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Edmonton (Not Enfield)
    Age
    28
    Posts
    3,771
    I got an old computer with data on it and i want to transfer it to a laptop, the old computer doesn't have a network card. Could i transfer the data through a serial cable? If so what would i do?
    Ohh noo!!! I make dribbles!!!

  2. Software & Hardware   -   #2
    shn's Avatar 3μ|\|(7
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    3,585
    use the serial cable and go to the "files and settings transfer wizard in xp" and select the serial port or cable method to transfer the other files to your other pc.

  3. Software & Hardware   -   #3
    Poster
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    1,198
    Are you running Windows 9X ?

    Look into Direct Cable Connection in windows.

    And use a cable that joins the parallel ports together.


  4. Software & Hardware   -   #4
    Keikan's Avatar ........
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Edmonton (Not Enfield)
    Age
    28
    Posts
    3,771
    New Laptop: XP
    Old pc: win98

    Can the laptop be the guest in xp?

    o and whats the transfer rate of a printer cable
    Ohh noo!!! I make dribbles!!!

  5. Software & Hardware   -   #5
    Livy's Avatar Simpleton
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    3,052
    the transferrate any gonna be much, if u got alot of stuff, u just gotta be patient. or use cd if it has a writer

  6. Software & Hardware   -   #6
    Poster
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    1,198
    I've never tried to connect between XP and Win9x so I really don't know.

    As for the speed, does it really matter? You are not going to do this often I hope. Isn't it just to tranfer some data?

    I don't know the specs of the tranfer speed but it goes quite fast. I can only say that it takes a few minutes to tranfer the contents of a CD.

  7. Software & Hardware   -   #7
    Keikan's Avatar ........
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Edmonton (Not Enfield)
    Age
    28
    Posts
    3,771
    Ya the laptop has a cd drive, but the desktop has no burner so printer cable it is

    I'm probably gonna be transfering 2gigs or less
    Ohh noo!!! I make dribbles!!!

  8. Software & Hardware   -   #8
    Livy's Avatar Simpleton
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    3,052
    i thought parallel connection would have been pretty slow compared to network.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •