your link is for the same Microsoft software as suggested by Mat Alan, which is to transfer selected data to Vista and not in the reverse direction. It appears that the cable needed to use the MS software is intelligent i.e. has a "chip" in it to allow "first in/last out" tpe contol or similar.
What I want to do is use a cable described as "USB 2.0 Cable USB Plug A To USB Plug A 1.5m Data/File Transfer Cable" (which is just cable with no chip) from Vista to XP PCs
Can anyone confirm please that the Ms software requires a cable with "chip"