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Moving Files From Old Computer To New

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I need to move old files (not programs) from an old laptop (Win98) without ethernet to a new desktop (Win XP home edition). What is the easiest way to do this ie parrellel cable (which cable), what settings need to be set etc.
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Welcome eweiner :D

What's the approximate total size of files you need to transfer? Using a parallel or serial cable would be VERY slow (think dial-up). Does your laptop have a USB or Firewire port?

The best answer would be a laptop to IDE adapter. It would allow you to connect your laptop hard drive to your desktop on an IDE channel like any other hard drive. Then you can just "drag and drop" the files you want to transfer between your hard drives. <_<

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