need help installing winlink software

  mikeyboy32 19:58 16 Mar 2005

I'm copying files from one pc to another using winlink2002 and a file transfer cable via parallel ports.
I fixed up and connected the 2 pc's, then installed the winlink software on both pc's in that order.
When i run winlink2002 on my new pc it comes up with a message 'no parallel ports available'. but i'm not using it(this is the 1st time i've used the port-never had a printer).
i've run winlink on my old pc and the program runs ok but cannot link the 2 pc's.
What can i do to rectify this?

  mikeyboy32 20:27 16 Mar 2005

you're talking to a novice here. what is a device manager?, and where do i access it on my pc?

  woodchip 20:29 16 Mar 2005

THis is how you should do it, Load software on both Comps then connect Cable

  woodchip 20:30 16 Mar 2005

PS is it a USB link cable or other

  mikeyboy32 20:31 16 Mar 2005

new pc - windows xp
old pc - windows 95

  mikeyboy32 20:32 16 Mar 2005

woodchip - usuing parallel old pc running windows95 doesnt have any usb ports!

  mikeyboy32 20:40 16 Mar 2005

just done that on win95.
it says communication port(com1), communications port(comm2), printer port(lpt1).
What next?
by the way most problems seem to be with the installing on my new pc, thats where the error message come up.

  VoG II 20:43 16 Mar 2005

If you don't get anywhere with winlink read click here

  mikeyboy32 20:51 16 Mar 2005

it says communication port(com1), ECP printer port(lpt1).

  mikeyboy32 21:58 16 Mar 2005

thanks a lot for your help.i've clicked on the link you just gave.i've tried following the instructions on there but i'm just not entirely sure what certain instructions mean!!
really don't understand what's happening here.this laplink was supposed to be easy!

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