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Need To Connect Win98se Computer To Winxp Computer


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#1 baerkare

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 05:38 PM

I have two computers that I am working on right now.

One is a Compaq Presario SR1703WM running WinXP Home Edition. This is a new computer.

All of my files that I have been using for school are on a Compaq Presario 5284 running Win98SE.

I want to transfer my data from the 98 to the XP. I am lost. I want to connect using a usb to usb.

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 07:25 PM

By chance, the older Presario have a network adapter? I think it would be easier (and cheaper) to buy one if it doesn't have one already; and connect both PC's through a twisted pair cable or a HUB/switch.

Another alternative would be to use a flash memory, or any other kind of removable storage device, like a Zip or tape drive to transfer your data.

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 08:36 PM

If you paln on getting HSI, either Cable or DSL go with a router. It almost sets it's self up after the first computer. $40 at Walmart. Lynksy Network Everywhere NR041wm 4 port router
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Posted 03 February 2006 - 11:16 PM

According to this link the Presario 5284 has a 10 mbps ethernet port:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documen...cname=c00013332

As the others have suggested, I'd consider using the ethernet to connect the two for file transfers. You'll need a "crossover" cable and some help from someone who knows how to do this (I don't). I understand that it's a very simple process - but I've never had to do it myself.
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Posted 04 February 2006 - 12:29 AM

Going with John's recommendation. Use ICS in XP to use direct cable.Make the support disk while in XP to run on '98. Fairly straight forward.
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Posted 04 February 2006 - 12:29 AM

The easies way to do this is to take the HDD out of the old puter and set the jumper to Slave then set the jumper on the new puter the master hook the old HDD to the center connector on the IDE cable and fire the computer up move your files to the new drive and then put the jumper back like they were and put the drive back in the old puter. If you can take the HDD out of the old puter post the make of both drives I will post a picture of how to set the jumpers. No need to purchase any special equipment to retrieve your files if you plan to give the old puter away.

Edited by River_Rat, 04 February 2006 - 12:30 AM.





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