transferring data between 2 PCs

  JustJohn 10:43 31 Oct 2003

I have just replaced an ageing laptop (Windows 98) with a new desktop running Windows XP.
Is there an easy way to transfer files from my laptop to the desktop?
Both PCs have USB connections.

  Wizard of os 10:47 31 Oct 2003

Network them together with a link cable from your local computer store.

  JustJohn 10:52 31 Oct 2003

Thanks, is this USB to USB ?
Once I've managed to network them is the next step obvious?
Sorry if this is basic but I'm new to XP!


  [email protected] 11:21 31 Oct 2003

I went for copying all data files to CD then transferring to new XP there is a facility requiring 3 floppies + a wizard floppy to pick up all your favourite settings hwo you like them & transferring that way using XP start: accessoiries: new transfer wizard
Easy peasy this way & your new PC is set up the way you are familiar with

  Hyperangelic 12:34 31 Oct 2003

There is a program which is specifically designed for migrating from an old to a new PC. It's called Transfer MyPC and is available on click here. in Europe. It is also sold in a number of big computer superstores.

It is a single-use migration program, that brings across all your settings and stuff, and then can be used as a file transfer between the two machines. I've used it and thought it was great - don't know if anyone else here has...

  anchor 16:49 31 Oct 2003

A nice easy way that I use is a PC-Linq USB-USB cable; this can be obtained from Maplins stores, or a similar product from here

click here

XP drivers are available on the web. I use the PC-Linq all the time, with ME on my notebook, and XP on the PC.

  JustJohn 10:28 02 Nov 2003

Thanks for all the advice.
I'll go with anchor's PC linq cable as it seems the easiest of the varios methods.
Cheers everyone.

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