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12/10/04 How do you typically transfer data from one computer to another?

How do you typically transfer data from one computer to another?

FTP server
Local-area network
Portable hard drive
USB flash drive
Floppies or Zip drives
I use the Force, Luke

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Got a new computer

Hi, my old dell has 2K and the new gateway has XP and my old old gateway has windows 95.

I want to transfer from the old old to the new and from the old dell to the new.

I sent for a program, came with cables from gateway, called intellimover

trying to figure out what to do, and how best to do it.
I suspect i wasted my money and didn't really need this program to do this.

what say you

ps: i saw i think from Radio Shack ad a connection that allows you to operate two computers with one monitor, speaker, keyboard, mouse. Is there such a thing and would that be a better option for me.

thanks, josie

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Got a new computer

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My main method of data transfer from one machine to another is by a LAN. Cheap to set up and fast to use.
The kit you mentioned in your ps. is probably a KVM switch, it is usefull if you want 2 computers and dont have the deskspace for 2 of everthing else. K= keyboard. V= video ie. monitor and M= Mouse. It can be pricey, about

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Transfer by CD, DVD, Zip Drive and Floppy [NT]
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Cat 5 bypass cable

If you do not have a network with switch or router, it is easy to use a crossover cable and move files from one computer to an other. Both computers have to have LAN cards or on board LAN but most computers sold in the last 6 or 7 years do. You can pick up LAN card for free(after rebate) to $10.00 if your computer does not have one. Crossover cables are only a few bucks
A few GigaBytes per minute should be fast enough for anyone.

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(NT) (NT) transferring data from computer to computer
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transferring data

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I have a USB flash drive. I'm not sure how to transfer data from one computer to another. The instructions with the flash drive are not very clear. jim day

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Physically connecting Computer

Once the PCs have the LAN cards and you connect via cable,don't you have to instruct software to tell the PCs to handshake. And if so, what software.


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(NT) (NT) how to transferr data from old computer to new computer

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