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Connect old computer tower to new computer

by Duncanrocky / February 23, 2009 4:13 AM PST

I want to connect an older computer tower running Windows 2000 to my new computer running Vista Home Premium so that I can Access CD and Floppy Disk drives in old tower from new computer as as well as the hard drive. Can I do this with a transfer cable?

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(NT) Yes, but a router is easier.
by Coryphaeus / February 24, 2009 12:27 AM PST
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connect two computers
by Duncanrocky / February 25, 2009 12:05 AM PST

Thank you.

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If all you want to share are between the 2 computers and...
by ahtoi / February 24, 2009 6:53 AM PST

if they are close to each other (less than 6ft.), a crossover cable could do the same. But sharing cd-rom drive, or printer may post a different issue though (I seem to remember that was the case with me).

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by Duncanrocky / February 25, 2009 12:07 AM PST


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Connection between both PC
by johnpol78 / March 12, 2009 8:01 PM PDT

Yes you can connect your both computer with each other but make sure that the IP Address should be same Class or Range.

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by 89897614 / March 19, 2009 9:11 AM PDT

Hi one easy way to achieve this is to create a virtual machine of one of your PC this is really easy to do using the VMware converter package. you can the run your old pc on your new PC. the other option is to use microsoft virtual PC to achieve the same result. You could setup a hub and connect both PCS together and connect them using microsoft NETBUI.hope this helps..

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Broaden connect info as in where to find pgms for connect ?
by rbtx1 / January 10, 2010 10:33 PM PST
In reply to: virtual

Can you tell me where to find these connect programs to connect computer 'towers'?

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They are in Windows.
by Kees Bakker / January 11, 2010 6:07 AM PST

Try Start>Help and Support and search for HOME NETWORK.


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