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#1 jasonchaser


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Posted 03 August 2005 - 06:09 AM

i just got a new computer,(windows xp home) and i want to get my old files off my old computer (windows xp professinal) through a direct cable. how do i do it? i know i have to change my IP address, but i dont know what too.
please help :thumbsup:

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#2 windowsxp550


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Posted 03 August 2005 - 09:45 AM


I have never done this but if I remember correctly, if you pop in your XP disk. That, one of the options was to transfer Files and Settings. It's a wizard so it'll give you step by step instructions...

Otherwise there is a Files And Settings Wizard (not sure if this is the same one....) located in your Programs ->Accessories->System Tools-> Files and Settings Transfer Wizard.

I think that's what you are looking for :thumbsup:
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Posted 03 August 2005 - 10:03 AM

I'm not much into this, either, but you do need a crossover cable, not a normal one. If it's a network cable, you need it set up as crossover. These sorts of things used to be done with a null modem cable. That's for two machines hooked together.

Crossover Cables

Microsoft's instructions

Paul Thurrot's instructions

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Posted 03 August 2005 - 10:28 AM

Or, you could just burn the files from your old computer to a CD or DVD(if you have one). USB keys are quite effective too.(again, if you have one).

windowsxp550 mentions the Files And Settings Wizard. I have never used it either. You could be the first and let us know the result... :thumbsup:
Here's the link a link from Microsoft with detailed steps.


Edit: I see that Herk also posted a similar MS link above.

Post back with what you decided to do.


Edited by Joshuacat, 03 August 2005 - 10:32 AM.


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