Do you mean as a backup server type computer or you just want to transfer some files?. if you have a cd/dvd burner - do it that way.
no fuss,easy simple.
if you want your 2 computers too be connected at all times then use a simple and cheap 14$ router and 2 cat5 cables. easy simple also.
with the latter, you can transfer files all day long back and forth with no problems. And you can buy what you need at your local wal-mart ect ect -- cheap.
plus with the router option you can hook up other computers also, like the laptop ect.
I have a Windows XP and I would like to use a Windows 98 computer to back up my pictures and files. I have read a few articles but am not sure yet of what to do. Can someone please give me some advice on how to do this? It sounds to me like all I need is either a patch cable or a crossover cable and then run a Transfer wizard that the Windows XP has.