Transfer Cables

#1
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?
 


patcooke

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#2
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
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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