I have an old computer that has lots of files that I need transferred to a new computer.
Both PC?s are running Windows XP Professional. I do not have a way to backup files onto CD-R on the old computer, so I need to transfer files directly to the new computer.
I heard that there are two ways: 1) serial-port connection, and 2) network connection.
For the first option, do I need something other than a serial port cable and the Windows XP file transfer program? If so, what?
In regards to the network connection, what kind of hardware is needed to transfer files via network. For instance, do I need a cable modem or hub of some kind to connect the two?
Also, would connecting the old hard drive with the files on it to the new computer work (i.e. drag and drop or copy and paste the files?) Would I have to program the BIOS to see two hard drives?
Any help would be appreciated, thanks.