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I just bought a laptop and wanted to transfer all my files from my old desktop (windows 95 version). The laptop does not have a floppy and to be honest I don't want to use them anymore. Is there any other way to do this?

Thank you.

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toopie,

Tell us about your computers. What kind of equipment? What do you want to save? Files? Programs? What size are they individually? What size are they in total?

Desktop:
Obviously doesn't have a cd-burner right? I have to ask.
Does it have a NIC? (network interface card)

Laptop:
NIC?

You:
Ethernet cables?
Router?

Basic Ideas: (any one of these can be explained in more detail once you decide which option you want to go with)


Transfer Files VIA:
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Network...Connect both computers to a home network. Share the desktop files with the network. Access and save all the files with your laptop.

Equipment needed:
1 Router
2 Ethernet Cables
2 NICs*

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Direct Connection....Connect both computers together. Transfer the computers directly to the laptop from the desktop.

Equipment needed:
1 Crossover cable
2 NICs*

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Server....Upload your files to a server from your desktop. Access the server from your desktop and download all the files.

Equipment needed:
Internet connection
1 Ethernet cable
2 NICs*
Server access: Most ISPs provide features when you subscribe to their broadband service. One included is web space, i.e. a server. However, if the files are not individually larger than 10 MB, you can upload them via email to a free email account that supports high capacity. Gmail 2.5 GB for example.

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Tell us about your computers and what you would like to save with as much detail as you can. Then we can decide your best option.


J_

*(one per computer)

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