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By dbldia1 ·
I have a client who recently purchased a laptop to do all his feild work on the road. He wants to elimanate the PC that he uses in the ofice and solely use the laptop for all entries. The problem is the laptop uses Win 2000 and the PC uses Win 98 can I use a USB Data treansfer cable to sync the files before we remove the PC from service. I have never had to do this type of project so I am not real sure what product should be used or if no second party such as laplink is needed. or can this be done using netboui. I do not have a lot of network experince so anthing might help.

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by XpertDragon In reply to USB Data Transfer

I guess there is more than one way to approach this one. Yes, Laplink, is a trusted favorite among manyh that want to transfer files back and forth between any two PC's or PC/Laptop combo. Do you currently have a copy of Laplink? Laplink is designed to basically work between any data cable connection that you give it, and an assortment of different network communications. Is there a centralized area where both the laptop and the PC could be hooked onto the same network? If so, you could transfer/backup files through network sharing. You can always find some sort of free or shareware file transfer utility that you can download, and this might be your easiest option in getting the software installed on both the PC and the laptop, then sync them up. Good Luck!

Paul M. Chavez

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by tjc In reply to USB Data Transfer

1. Laplink, you can use.

2. You can by a direct connect cable and use to connect the two together and using the builtin windows direct connect and then you can use the Briefcase folder.

3. copy the stuff via floppy.

4. buy a direct connect usb to make a small peer to peer - www.usbtown.com

5. Network cards in each with a passthough connection, not really good idea if it is a one shot transfer, where he won't be transfering back and forth all the time.

The cheapest would be the direct connect and use briefcase since the cable costs around 5US dollars.

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