I have similar problem: No home network, files too large to be copied and transferred by CD-R/RW, and no storage cards to use. I also have XP Home on Laptop, and XP Pro on desktop. We read about how easy it is to connect the two with an RJ45 (network) cable and transfer info/data between the two. Could someone walk us through the procedure?
Are you saying that without a cable of this type it cannot be done? I am in a country that does not make it possible to purchase items overseas (no credit cards used here, or issued by the banks, etc, here), so I cannot purchase this cable from the site, and I have just finished phoning around all the shops, no one has it. Surely, I can use the RJ45 cable between 2 PC's with ethernet(LAN) cards?
How much do you want to spend? Possibilities External Hard Drive, Zip Drive, Large capacity pen Drive, Smart Media Flash Path, Laplink Cable and associated software. The list goes on. All are inter-changable between different computers.
Just stick a network adaptor into both machines, join them up with a 'crossover' ethernet cable and when you go into xp, the machines will see each other. You just have to go into windows explorer, right click on the folders you want to share and go into sharing/security. Easy peezy with xp.