there is a simple way of doing this if you're not to sure about the networking them up but i can help you on that if you like ?
ok, boot up both machines and go to click here
on both machines.
by doing this you can log into the laptop Via the main pc and copy the files over !!!!
in regards to networking the machines it's quite simple!
on the Damage laptop go to the C Drive or where ever you want to get the files from, Right click the Drive letter " c:\ or D:\ " go to properties then go to Sharing. you should see a message like this " if you understand the risk but still want to share the root of the drive, click here "
once you're here: go to network sharing and security and put a tick in the share this folder on the network box, then give it a short name, 8 letters only. put a tick in " Allow network users to change my files"
Let me know how you get on !
Best of luck