You probably need to tweak the network settings, firewall settings, etc. It really depends on the specific setup. Can both machines connect to the internet?
Also, WET will mostly transfer your My Documents and favorites. I'm don't know what exactly you need, but if you want to haul your apps over as well, you might give Zinstall XP7 ( http://www.zinstall.com ) a try - it is supposed to take care of the network configuration by itself, actually, but is only worth the price if you are transferring more than just files.
I hope this group can help. I have read all of the threads I can and cannot see my situation.
I have a 3 year old Vaio Laptop VGN-SZ381P running XP Professional 32 bit. I bought a new Vaio laptop (VGN-Z890 3.06GHz T9900 DDR3 250GB Vertex SSD)running System 7 Ultimate.
I want to move the files and as many settings as possible from the XP machine to the Win7.
I have them both connected to a D-Link router. I installed Windows Easy Transfer on the XP machine. I am pretty sure it is the right version.
I then initiate WET on the XP and it gives me a Easy Transfer Key. I open WET on the Win7 and input the key. Then hit next on both machines. After about 5 minutes or so (XP takes much longer) they both return messages saying they can't find the other machines and to check my network settings.
What settings do I check? Through the Win7 computer I can see shared files on my XP machine. But I can't make the WET program work to move my files.
Should I just try the crossover cable route?