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Trying to connect my Windows 95 computer to my Windows XP Computer


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Hello,

I am trying to transfer data from my Windows 95 computer to my Windows XP computer. Does anyone have any suggestions for this?

~Matt :tazz:

Edited by Matt T, 16 December 2007 - 09:23 PM.

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Hi matty3,

You can create a peer-to-peer network between your WinXP and Win95 computers, and then enable Simple File Sharing. Whilst this process is more difficult than creating a network between computers with the same OS, it is still a possibility.

However, you will need certain hardware to make this connection; so if you don't already own it, you may not wish to purchase it, and therefore this method would not be ideal for you.

Below is a list of the hardware components that you need:
  • Two NIC's (one in each computer - many computers already have this installed).
  • One cat5 cross-over cable.
If you have this equipment, then you can build a peer-to-peer network; if not, an alternative will be required.
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Problem solved, thanks :tazz:

Edited by Matt T, 16 December 2007 - 09:22 PM.

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Sorry, double post.

Edited by Matt T, 16 December 2007 - 09:22 PM.

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Matt,

Is it possible to remove the drive with the data from the old coputer and put in the new computer, transfer the data, then take it out agaon if necessary?

Fay
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Problem solved, thanks :tazz:

Edited by Matt T, 16 December 2007 - 09:22 PM.

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