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Win XP to Dos


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How can I connect using win XP computer to a dos computer and copy data from the dos machine? Any suggestions?
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You would need a dos driver for your network card, if available. Do you know the network card?

An easier solution might be to remove the drive from the DOS machine and pop it in as a slave to the windows xp machine
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I was hoping to connect using a serial or parallel cable.
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you still need a device driver for the nic.
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No Nic installed.
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slaps head...sorry, wasn't reading what you said...." serial or parallel cable"

There used to be some software for this--laplink-- but it is costly.

Sounds like the hard drive swap is still thebest option
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I could swap the drive, but it's running a critical application and down time would be a killer.
I have a program that works on win 98 but XP does not like it..
I didn’t know if win XP had something built in that would handle the data transfer.
I am not all that familiar with XP.
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