Transfer data from old PC to New PC

  sheffy 15:23 23 Mar 2004

Anyone know how to do this without copying loads of stuff to disks. I have both computers connected with serial to serial cable but the xp transfer wizard doesn't want to know. The old PC is running 98 and the new xp. Basically I want to transfer a lot of MP3 files and some other stuff.

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  Diemmess 15:29 23 Mar 2004

Serial to serial takes me back a long way if I understand your problem. That used to be about as slow a route for data as it gets!

MP3 files tend to run into gigabytes so for a ham fisted plodder like me, I would consider a temporary piggyback of your old HD onto the XP computer, just for the time it takes to transfer by simple copying.

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