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Transfering files ?????????

Just bought a new notebook computer and am trying to transfer files from the old desktop to the new lappy. I saw in the start menu for the new lappy there is a "files and settings transfer wizard" It only seems to operate through a serial cable though. I have about 25GB of music files to transfer as well as pictures, etc. Will I be waiting forever if I try this through the wizard using serial ? I also have a USB cable and was wondering if I plugged that into both sides if I would be able to just copy - paste certain files as I go along. Not sure if I would have to set up a network to do that or not. Any help would be much appreciated.

I have a USB cable, but t

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An easier way, if you have a burner, is to transfer them that way. Any cable connection would require a network setup. If your older PC has a network interface card, this is very simple. You did not mention the OS of your two computers and it would be necessary to know in order to give specific instruction or provide pertinent links.

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both computers are running on windows XP

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I'd bet good money that any new laptop you bought (unless it was used) came with a 10/100 networking chipset integrated into it. So for probably $20 or less, you can buy a PCI 10/100 NIC for your desktop and a crossover cable and do things much faster and reliably than via USB.

Unless your desktop has USB 2.0 ports, which is unlikely unless it's less than 2 years old, you'd be limited to a MAX speed of 11Mbps or about 1MB/s. Realistically, you'd be looking at maybe 5-600K/s. The 10/100 NIC route would open up the potential for 100Mbps transfers or around 10MB/s. Realistic transfer rates would probably be 5-6MB/s. Not to mention the NIC method is tried and true, being almost as old as personal computers. Parts are cheap, it's generally faster, it offers greater flexibility, and people who know how to set it up and trouble shoot it are a dime a dozen.

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both computers have USB 2.0 ports

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