Transfer Cables

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Hardware' started by xptowindows7, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. xptowindows7

    xptowindows7 New Member

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    Running W-7 X64 Enterprise, which to Transfer Files from my XP PC . Can I just use USB cable or do I need special Transfer Cables?
     
  2. patcooke

    patcooke Microsoft MVP
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    You could set up an ethernet connection with file sharing or ftp but if the need to transfer files is just a one off job then it would be easier to use an external hard drive.
     
  3. CommonTater

    CommonTater New Member

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    You do need a special USB cable that has the inputs and outputs reversed on one end.

    They're not terribly expensive...

    F5U279 Belkin Easy Transfer Cable for Windows® 7

    Or you can connect your old hard disk into your new computer, take ownership of it and copy your files that way.
     

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