I have an old Dell Dimension 4600 XP. I [reformatted?] deleted everything and then re-installed XP with the original CD's that came with it. [ must be missing a CD?? ] Everything works OK but I can't connect to the internet. I've installed a few things.. programs/files with no issues. The cables are the same config as this PC I'm on now.. with cable from router to here as well as another cable to old PC from router. Simply changing monitor cable and mouse cable and I can operate the old PC.. except can not connect to internet.
I don't speak computer lingo.. I'm a Herpetologist - wanna buy a baby Malaclemys terrapin terrapin? See what I mean?
Thank you for your help.. I appreciate it - just not sure what some of your terminology means. I do have flash drives and external hard-drive?
I have saved some files onto the external.. in hopes I could also "Network"? to old computer any other files, etc. from here to the old PC. [ email files, etc. ]
Again thanks for helping out...