The cable is just a normal 36 pin serial cable (I do believe though that it could be possible on a 9 pin). All you do is use it to connect the 2 computers together, it transfers ALL your data, programmes and updates the registry for you.
I haven't heard of this on an XP Pro to XP Pro machine before, it's usually on something like 98SE to XP.
One thing, BEFORE you do the transfer, make sure that your disk (or disks)has been formatted NTFS.
I'm getting a new computer soon with XP Pro, and I'm trying to figure out how to transfer ''files and settings'' from my current XP Pro machine onto the new one.
In the XP Help file, it describes a serial transfer cable for the first method to do this. I have never heard of a serial transfer cable. Anyone know how to do this?
Also, what ''files and settings'' will this Wizard transfer?