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Transferring files between two PC's?


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I wasn't sure where to post this so sorry if it's posted in inappropriate section. So I wanna transfer files between my laptop ( on Windows 8 ) and my computer ( on Windows XP) like to make a homegroup and share files using Wi-Fi connection so I tried different tutorials on the internet but had no luck with that.  What is the easiest method to do this?


Edited by Nimation, 29 April 2014 - 08:09 AM.

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Hi,

 

Homegroup doesn't exist on Windows XP only on Windows 7 and above.

 

Do you have idea about the amount of data you want to transfer?


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Hi,

 

Homegroup doesn't exist on Windows XP only on Windows 7 and above.

 

Do you have idea about the amount of data you want to transfer?

Thanks for the reply. I'm not sure.. about 100 Gb. Does that mean there's absolutely no way to connect windows xp to windows 8?
 


Edited by Nimation, 30 April 2014 - 12:10 PM.

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Do both machines have a wired network card / connection available?


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Do both machines have a wired network card / connection available?

Yes!


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For that amount of data, the best way to transfer the data is via a CROSSOVER network cable.  You should be able to pick up one at a computer store or have one made for you.  A X-over cable will allow you to connect the two wired network cards directly (without a router, etc.) and create an 'ad-hoc network' between the two systems.  Search the Help functions on each machine for ad-hoc and follow the directions.  Once the data is transferred, you could leave the cable connected to the desktop and un-plug the laptop's connection.  That way you can just plug the laptop back in and sync, transfer, etc. whenever you want to.


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For that amount of data, the best way to transfer the data is via a CROSSOVER network cable.  You should be able to pick up one at a computer store or have one made for you.  A X-over cable will allow you to connect the two wired network cards directly (without a router, etc.) and create an 'ad-hoc network' between the two systems.  Search the Help functions on each machine for ad-hoc and follow the directions.  Once the data is transferred, you could leave the cable connected to the desktop and un-plug the laptop's connection.  That way you can just plug the laptop back in and sync, transfer, etc. whenever you want to.

I guess that would solve the problem, thanks!


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Hi,
 
Homegroup doesn't exist on Windows XP only on Windows 7 and above.
 
Do you have idea about the amount of data you want to transfer?

Thanks for the reply. I'm not sure.. about 100 Gb. Does that mean there's absolutely no way to connect windows xp to windows 8?

 
I ask about the amount of data because for smaller size it's simpler to install Dropbox on both machines and have some folders synchronized between the machines, with the bonus of having the files backuped on the Could and accessible anywhere.
 
If both computers are connected to the same network by wireless or cable you can share folders between them.
Check the following Microsoft article about Sharing files and printers on the top right select the Windows version you are using to share the files and/or printer.
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^^ Thanks. I'll give it a go.

 

EDIT: I followed the guide step by step and still nothing. Maybe it's antivirus firewall that's blocking the ports that should be open. My PC has AVG installed on it and I know how to work with it but I'm not quite familiar with ESET smart security installed on my laptop. Any help would be appreciated!


Edited by Nimation, 03 May 2014 - 06:40 AM.

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Hi,
 
If I'm not mistaken the AVG 2014 firewall include some options specific for file and print sharing.
 
For ESET maybe this article helps?


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