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Transfering Files From New To Old Computer


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#1 magman68classic

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Posted 30 July 2006 - 12:24 AM

We got a new computer and put our old one downstairs, and it is still used, but is really really slow. My question is...is there a way I can download a video on my new computer, then transfer it to my computer downstairs?

Old computer - Windows 98 SE
New computer - Windows Media Center

I have a weird setup though and I hope I can explain it....

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Posted 30 July 2006 - 02:47 AM

Why two routers?

Are the computers networked? If so, and you can access the drive on the old computer, just copy the file to its drive in the proper folder.

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Posted 30 July 2006 - 10:04 AM

Nevermind this post. I am working on a new picture.

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Posted 30 July 2006 - 10:08 AM

You can either burn what you want to transfer to a dvd (or a cd if the file is small enough) or you can network the computers and then just copy the file to the old computer over the network or just access it from the old computer to the new computer over the network.

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Posted 30 July 2006 - 10:13 AM

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That is my setup.

How do I network computers? and can I do it with my goofy setup?

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Posted 30 July 2006 - 10:36 AM

Yes - Do you have SP2 installed on your XP machine?

How to set up your computer for wireless networking in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...b;EN-US;q314897


To start the Network Setup Wizard
You must be logged on to this computer as an administrator to complete this procedure.
1.Start the Network Setup Wizard.
2.Follow the instructions on your screen.
Important
Before running the Network Setup Wizard, make sure that your network hardware is installed and working properly on all of the computers on your network.
Before running the Network Setup Wizard on computers running Windows 98 Second Edition or Windows Millennium Edition, make sure Internet Connection Sharing is disabled on these computers.
Notes
To start the Network Setup Wizard, click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click Network Setup Wizard.
If you plan to use Internet Connection Sharing (ICS), run the Network Setup Wizard on the host computer first. The host computer is the one that will share its Internet connection.
During the Network Setup Wizard, we recommend that you create a floppy disk to run the Network Setup Wizard on the other computers on your network.
If you select This computer connects to the Internet through a residential gateway or through another computer on my network on the Select a connection method page, the Network Setup Wizard will open the Windows Firewall ports needed to discover a residential gateway and ensure that Internet Gateway Device Discovery and Control is running.
The Network Setup Wizard can only be run on computers running Windows 98, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows XP, or Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2).

The above is from Windows XP Help


To configure other computers on your network using the CD
If you are running the Network Setup Wizard on Windows XP, you must be logged on as an administrator to complete this procedure.
1.Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the computer that you want to connect to your home or small office network.
2.Click Perform additional tasks.
3.Click Set up a home or small office network.
Notes
The Network Setup Wizard can only be run on computers running Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows XP, or Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2).
If you are using Internet Connection Sharing (ICS), run the wizard on the ICS host computer first. The host computer is the one that is sharing its Internet connection.
Before running the Network Setup Wizard on computers running Windows 98 Second Edition or Windows Millennium Edition, make sure that ICS is disabled on those computers. For more information, click Related Topics.
To start the Network Setup Wizard
You must be logged on to this computer as an administrator to complete this procedure.
1.Start the Network Setup Wizard.
2.Follow the instructions on your screen.
Important
Before running the Network Setup Wizard, make sure that your network hardware is installed and working properly on all of the computers on your network.
Before running the Network Setup Wizard on computers running Windows 98 Second Edition or Windows Millennium Edition, make sure Internet Connection Sharing is disabled on these computers.
Notes
To start the Network Setup Wizard, click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click Network Setup Wizard.
If you plan to use Internet Connection Sharing (ICS), run the Network Setup Wizard on the host computer first. The host computer is the one that will share its Internet connection.
During the Network Setup Wizard, we recommend that you create a floppy disk to run the Network Setup Wizard on the other computers on your network.
If you select This computer connects to the Internet through a residential gateway or through another computer on my network on the Select a connection method page, the Network Setup Wizard will open the Windows Firewall ports needed to discover a residential gateway and ensure that Internet Gateway Device Discovery and Control is running.
The Network Setup Wizard can only be run on computers running Windows 98, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows XP, or Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2).




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