I want to transfer some files from my desktop (Windows XP) to my lap top (Windows 98SE). I have the correct cable (Null modem) but I am hitting a problem. When I set up a network connection for COM1 on my desktop, I can connect to my desktop from the laptop (using the Direct Cable Connection option), but when I run the File and Settings Transfer Wizard on the desktop, when I get to the part where is asks how I want to transfer the files, the option to use a cable is greyed out. If I delete the network connection I have created and run the wizard, the cable option is then available, but neither PC can connect to the other. Is this an issue because I am using two different OS ? I want to set this up and use it regulary, I do not want to save to floppy or CD.
Any thoughts ?