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By ggjkkhgkjwrhgkwern ·
I Have a Desktop Running Windoes 98 and I need to transfer some of my files from it to my laptop witch is running Windows XP Media Center 2005, How Can I do this as quickly and effortlesly as possible.

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by NZ_Justice In reply to Data Transfer From Deskto ...

But your desktop hard Drive in to an external 3.5" hard drive enclosure that is usb 2 connect the external drive to your laptop then you away.

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Put your desktop hard Drive in to an external 3.5" hard drive enclosure that is usb 2. Connect the external drive to your laptop then you away.

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by Toivo Talikka In reply to Data Transfer From Deskto ...

If both PCs have a floppy drive and you can get hold of a 5.25" floppy, that would probably be the quickest.

An USB memory stick also very handy in transferring files.

If your Win98 PC has a network card, you could connect it to the laptop through a switch (or without a switch usign a LAN crossover cable), join them into the same workgroup, share a directory and transfer the files through the network connection.

If both the PC and the laptop can be connected to the net, you could email the files to yourself.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Data Transfer From Deskto ...

As you are running different format Computers I take it that you have a common DR Plan in place.

So the easiest way to move the files would be to grab your backup copies and copy them straight onto the Note Book.

But remember to backup the NB often and completely as they are one of the most stolen items currently available and it's no good saying well I have the data on My Stolen NB as that is useless as you have no hope of ever recovering it once that happens. At least if a HDD dies it will only cost you several thousand $ to get the data back but if its stolen you have absolutely no hope of ever recovering your data no matter how much money you have to waste.

OH by the way the type of HDD most likely to fail are those fitted to NB's as they get a really hard life in the usual run of things. They are more likely to be dropped knocked around and generally mistreated than any other form of HDD currently available.

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by ctrservices In reply to Data Transfer From Deskto ...

Do you have 98SE? If so, you can use the USB Directlink cable (comes with cd)
http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=BLU-USB-DIRECT&cat=CBL

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by teddy_da_man In reply to Data Transfer From Deskto ...

Couldn't you just use the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard? It located under Start / All Programs / Accessories / System Tools.

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