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a b D Laptop
February 18, 2005 11:44:53 AM

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I have a laptop that needs to be reformatted. It doesn't have a cd burner. I
would like to know if I can connect the laptop to my desktop PC and transfer
all necessary files, format, reinstall OS then transfer all data back to
the laptop. Can this be done by a novice? Thanks in advance.

JCW

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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
February 18, 2005 11:56:58 PM

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Hi,

Sure, but how depends on the equipment you have and the type of connections
available on each of the machines. A crossover cable is fairly easy, and so
is using a hub or router.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"JCW" <jcw@nowhere.net> wrote in message
news:%23b5hskdFFHA.3416@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>I have a laptop that needs to be reformatted. It doesn't have a cd burner.
>I
> would like to know if I can connect the laptop to my desktop PC and
> transfer
> all necessary files, format, reinstall OS then transfer all data back to
> the laptop. Can this be done by a novice? Thanks in advance.
>
> JCW
>
>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
February 19, 2005 11:07:28 AM

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Can you elaborate on the use of a crossover cable? My desktop is an IBM
compatible 2.8 P4 w/ 1028 mb RAM, XP Pro using DSL thru a router. The
laptop is a Gateway P3, 256 mb RAM, ME OS, I would appreciate if you could
direct me to directions to do what I described. Thanks

JCW
"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:eIYcOZiFFHA.4072@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Hi,
>
> Sure, but how depends on the equipment you have and the type of
connections
> available on each of the machines. A crossover cable is fairly easy, and
so
> is using a hub or router.
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>
> "JCW" <jcw@nowhere.net> wrote in message
> news:%23b5hskdFFHA.3416@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> >I have a laptop that needs to be reformatted. It doesn't have a cd
burner.
> >I
> > would like to know if I can connect the laptop to my desktop PC and
> > transfer
> > all necessary files, format, reinstall OS then transfer all data back
to
> > the laptop. Can this be done by a novice? Thanks in advance.
> >
> > JCW
> >
> >
>
>
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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
February 19, 2005 7:17:16 PM

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Hi,

If you have a router, then the easiest way by far is to just connect the
laptop to it as well. Share a folder on the desktop, then copy across to it
from the laptop before shutting down to reformat. You might also want to run
fastwiz and export the file to the desktop:
http://aumha.org/win5/a/fast.htm

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"JCW" <jcw@nowhere.net> wrote in message
news:esxpc0pFFHA.1348@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Can you elaborate on the use of a crossover cable? My desktop is an IBM
> compatible 2.8 P4 w/ 1028 mb RAM, XP Pro using DSL thru a router. The
> laptop is a Gateway P3, 256 mb RAM, ME OS, I would appreciate if you could
> direct me to directions to do what I described. Thanks
>
> JCW
> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:eIYcOZiFFHA.4072@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> Hi,
>>
>> Sure, but how depends on the equipment you have and the type of
> connections
>> available on each of the machines. A crossover cable is fairly easy, and
> so
>> is using a hub or router.
>>
>> --
>> Best of Luck,
>>
>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>
>> "JCW" <jcw@nowhere.net> wrote in message
>> news:%23b5hskdFFHA.3416@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> >I have a laptop that needs to be reformatted. It doesn't have a cd
> burner.
>> >I
>> > would like to know if I can connect the laptop to my desktop PC and
>> > transfer
>> > all necessary files, format, reinstall OS then transfer all data back
> to
>> > the laptop. Can this be done by a novice? Thanks in advance.
>> >
>> > JCW
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
February 26, 2005 9:52:03 AM

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Rick,
Can I hookup the laptop and share my burner to save files from the laptop?

JCW
"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:usllmhsFFHA.3648@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Hi,
>
> If you have a router, then the easiest way by far is to just connect the
> laptop to it as well. Share a folder on the desktop, then copy across to
it
> from the laptop before shutting down to reformat. You might also want to
run
> fastwiz and export the file to the desktop:
> http://aumha.org/win5/a/fast.htm
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>
> "JCW" <jcw@nowhere.net> wrote in message
> news:esxpc0pFFHA.1348@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> > Can you elaborate on the use of a crossover cable? My desktop is an IBM
> > compatible 2.8 P4 w/ 1028 mb RAM, XP Pro using DSL thru a router. The
> > laptop is a Gateway P3, 256 mb RAM, ME OS, I would appreciate if you
could
> > direct me to directions to do what I described. Thanks
> >
> > JCW
> > "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
> > news:eIYcOZiFFHA.4072@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> Sure, but how depends on the equipment you have and the type of
> > connections
> >> available on each of the machines. A crossover cable is fairly easy,
and
> > so
> >> is using a hub or router.
> >>
> >> --
> >> Best of Luck,
> >>
> >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> >> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> >> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
> >>
> >> "JCW" <jcw@nowhere.net> wrote in message
> >> news:%23b5hskdFFHA.3416@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> >> >I have a laptop that needs to be reformatted. It doesn't have a cd
> > burner.
> >> >I
> >> > would like to know if I can connect the laptop to my desktop PC and
> >> > transfer
> >> > all necessary files, format, reinstall OS then transfer all data
back
> > to
> >> > the laptop. Can this be done by a novice? Thanks in advance.
> >> >
> >> > JCW
> >> >
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
February 26, 2005 4:45:15 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

Hi,

Not suggested to share the burner, but share the files and then select them
from the network to burn instead.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"JCW" <jcw@nowhere.net> wrote in message
news:o 60X5KBHFHA.2276@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Rick,
> Can I hookup the laptop and share my burner to save files from the laptop?
>
> JCW
> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:usllmhsFFHA.3648@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> Hi,
>>
>> If you have a router, then the easiest way by far is to just connect the
>> laptop to it as well. Share a folder on the desktop, then copy across to
> it
>> from the laptop before shutting down to reformat. You might also want to
> run
>> fastwiz and export the file to the desktop:
>> http://aumha.org/win5/a/fast.htm
>>
>> --
>> Best of Luck,
>>
>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>
>> "JCW" <jcw@nowhere.net> wrote in message
>> news:esxpc0pFFHA.1348@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> > Can you elaborate on the use of a crossover cable? My desktop is an IBM
>> > compatible 2.8 P4 w/ 1028 mb RAM, XP Pro using DSL thru a router. The
>> > laptop is a Gateway P3, 256 mb RAM, ME OS, I would appreciate if you
> could
>> > direct me to directions to do what I described. Thanks
>> >
>> > JCW
>> > "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
>> > news:eIYcOZiFFHA.4072@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> >> Hi,
>> >>
>> >> Sure, but how depends on the equipment you have and the type of
>> > connections
>> >> available on each of the machines. A crossover cable is fairly easy,
> and
>> > so
>> >> is using a hub or router.
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Best of Luck,
>> >>
>> >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> >> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> >> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>> >>
>> >> "JCW" <jcw@nowhere.net> wrote in message
>> >> news:%23b5hskdFFHA.3416@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> >> >I have a laptop that needs to be reformatted. It doesn't have a cd
>> > burner.
>> >> >I
>> >> > would like to know if I can connect the laptop to my desktop PC and
>> >> > transfer
>> >> > all necessary files, format, reinstall OS then transfer all data
> back
>> > to
>> >> > the laptop. Can this be done by a novice? Thanks in advance.
>> >> >
>> >> > JCW
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
February 27, 2005 1:10:59 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

Rick I appreciate your advice. Can you tell me step by step how to
accomplish this, I seem to be too illiterate (computer) to make this work.

JCW
"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:#yw8SNDHFHA.2356@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Hi,
>
> Not suggested to share the burner, but share the files and then select
them
> from the network to burn instead.
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>
> "JCW" <jcw@nowhere.net> wrote in message
> news:o 60X5KBHFHA.2276@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> > Rick,
> > Can I hookup the laptop and share my burner to save files from the
laptop?
> >
> > JCW
> > "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
> > news:usllmhsFFHA.3648@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> If you have a router, then the easiest way by far is to just connect
the
> >> laptop to it as well. Share a folder on the desktop, then copy across
to
> > it
> >> from the laptop before shutting down to reformat. You might also want
to
> > run
> >> fastwiz and export the file to the desktop:
> >> http://aumha.org/win5/a/fast.htm
> >>
> >> --
> >> Best of Luck,
> >>
> >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> >> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> >> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
> >>
> >> "JCW" <jcw@nowhere.net> wrote in message
> >> news:esxpc0pFFHA.1348@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> >> > Can you elaborate on the use of a crossover cable? My desktop is an
IBM
> >> > compatible 2.8 P4 w/ 1028 mb RAM, XP Pro using DSL thru a router.
The
> >> > laptop is a Gateway P3, 256 mb RAM, ME OS, I would appreciate if you
> > could
> >> > direct me to directions to do what I described. Thanks
> >> >
> >> > JCW
> >> > "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
> >> > news:eIYcOZiFFHA.4072@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> >> >> Hi,
> >> >>
> >> >> Sure, but how depends on the equipment you have and the type of
> >> > connections
> >> >> available on each of the machines. A crossover cable is fairly easy,
> > and
> >> > so
> >> >> is using a hub or router.
> >> >>
> >> >> --
> >> >> Best of Luck,
> >> >>
> >> >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> >> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> >> >> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> >> >> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> >> >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
> >> >>
> >> >> "JCW" <jcw@nowhere.net> wrote in message
> >> >> news:%23b5hskdFFHA.3416@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> >> >> >I have a laptop that needs to be reformatted. It doesn't have a cd
> >> > burner.
> >> >> >I
> >> >> > would like to know if I can connect the laptop to my desktop PC
and
> >> >> > transfer
> >> >> > all necessary files, format, reinstall OS then transfer all data
> > back
> >> > to
> >> >> > the laptop. Can this be done by a novice? Thanks in advance.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > JCW
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
February 27, 2005 6:19:54 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"JCW" <jcw@nowhere.net> wrote in message
news:uqPXqePHFHA.2620@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Rick I appreciate your advice. Can you tell me step by step how to
> accomplish this, I seem to be too illiterate (computer) to make this work.
>
> JCW
> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:#yw8SNDHFHA.2356@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> Hi,
>>
>> Not suggested to share the burner, but share the files and then select
> them
>> from the network to burn instead.
>>
>> --
>> Best of Luck,
>>
>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>
>> "JCW" <jcw@nowhere.net> wrote in message
>> news:o 60X5KBHFHA.2276@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> > Rick,
>> > Can I hookup the laptop and share my burner to save files from the
> laptop?
>> >
>> > JCW
>> > "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
>> > news:usllmhsFFHA.3648@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> >> Hi,
>> >>
>> >> If you have a router, then the easiest way by far is to just connect
> the
>> >> laptop to it as well. Share a folder on the desktop, then copy across
> to
>> > it
>> >> from the laptop before shutting down to reformat. You might also want
> to
>> > run
>> >> fastwiz and export the file to the desktop:
>> >> http://aumha.org/win5/a/fast.htm
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Best of Luck,
>> >>
>> >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> >> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> >> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>> >>
>> >> "JCW" <jcw@nowhere.net> wrote in message
>> >> news:esxpc0pFFHA.1348@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> >> > Can you elaborate on the use of a crossover cable? My desktop is an
> IBM
>> >> > compatible 2.8 P4 w/ 1028 mb RAM, XP Pro using DSL thru a router.
> The
>> >> > laptop is a Gateway P3, 256 mb RAM, ME OS, I would appreciate if you
>> > could
>> >> > direct me to directions to do what I described. Thanks
>> >> >
>> >> > JCW
>> >> > "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
>> >> > news:eIYcOZiFFHA.4072@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> >> >> Hi,
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Sure, but how depends on the equipment you have and the type of
>> >> > connections
>> >> >> available on each of the machines. A crossover cable is fairly
>> >> >> easy,
>> > and
>> >> > so
>> >> >> is using a hub or router.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> --
>> >> >> Best of Luck,
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> >> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> >> >> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> >> >> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> >> >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>> >> >>
>> >> >> "JCW" <jcw@nowhere.net> wrote in message
>> >> >> news:%23b5hskdFFHA.3416@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> >> >> >I have a laptop that needs to be reformatted. It doesn't have a cd
>> >> > burner.
>> >> >> >I
>> >> >> > would like to know if I can connect the laptop to my desktop PC
> and
>> >> >> > transfer
>> >> >> > all necessary files, format, reinstall OS then transfer all data
>> > back
>> >> > to
>> >> >> > the laptop. Can this be done by a novice? Thanks in advance.
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > JCW
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> >
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
February 27, 2005 6:22:01 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

Hi,

First, have you got the network established where you can see the files from
the other machine? Basically, once you do, you open your burning software to
create a data CD. Where you browse for the files to add to the burn list,
you go to the network and select files from the other machine. If you can
see the files from the network in Windows Explorer, you will also be able to
see them here.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"JCW" <jcw@nowhere.net> wrote in message
news:uqPXqePHFHA.2620@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Rick I appreciate your advice. Can you tell me step by step how to
> accomplish this, I seem to be too illiterate (computer) to make this work.
>
> JCW
> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:#yw8SNDHFHA.2356@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> Hi,
>>
>> Not suggested to share the burner, but share the files and then select
> them
>> from the network to burn instead.
>>
>> --
>> Best of Luck,
>>
>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>
>> "JCW" <jcw@nowhere.net> wrote in message
>> news:o 60X5KBHFHA.2276@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> > Rick,
>> > Can I hookup the laptop and share my burner to save files from the
> laptop?
>> >
>> > JCW
>> > "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
>> > news:usllmhsFFHA.3648@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> >> Hi,
>> >>
>> >> If you have a router, then the easiest way by far is to just connect
> the
>> >> laptop to it as well. Share a folder on the desktop, then copy across
> to
>> > it
>> >> from the laptop before shutting down to reformat. You might also want
> to
>> > run
>> >> fastwiz and export the file to the desktop:
>> >> http://aumha.org/win5/a/fast.htm
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Best of Luck,
>> >>
>> >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> >> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> >> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>> >>
>> >> "JCW" <jcw@nowhere.net> wrote in message
>> >> news:esxpc0pFFHA.1348@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> >> > Can you elaborate on the use of a crossover cable? My desktop is an
> IBM
>> >> > compatible 2.8 P4 w/ 1028 mb RAM, XP Pro using DSL thru a router.
> The
>> >> > laptop is a Gateway P3, 256 mb RAM, ME OS, I would appreciate if you
>> > could
>> >> > direct me to directions to do what I described. Thanks
>> >> >
>> >> > JCW
>> >> > "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
>> >> > news:eIYcOZiFFHA.4072@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> >> >> Hi,
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Sure, but how depends on the equipment you have and the type of
>> >> > connections
>> >> >> available on each of the machines. A crossover cable is fairly
>> >> >> easy,
>> > and
>> >> > so
>> >> >> is using a hub or router.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> --
>> >> >> Best of Luck,
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> >> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> >> >> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> >> >> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> >> >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>> >> >>
>> >> >> "JCW" <jcw@nowhere.net> wrote in message
>> >> >> news:%23b5hskdFFHA.3416@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> >> >> >I have a laptop that needs to be reformatted. It doesn't have a cd
>> >> > burner.
>> >> >> >I
>> >> >> > would like to know if I can connect the laptop to my desktop PC
> and
>> >> >> > transfer
>> >> >> > all necessary files, format, reinstall OS then transfer all data
>> > back
>> >> > to
>> >> >> > the laptop. Can this be done by a novice? Thanks in advance.
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > JCW
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> >
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
February 27, 2005 9:20:17 PM

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Hello Rick,

I can't seem to connect the two computers. I get as far as the wizard trying
to connect and it stalls there. I am using a new cable and followed the
steps exactly. Any advice?

JCW
"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:eXM7CoQHFHA.1176@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Hi,
>
> First, have you got the network established where you can see the files
from
> the other machine? Basically, once you do, you open your burning software
to
> create a data CD. Where you browse for the files to add to the burn list,
> you go to the network and select files from the other machine. If you can
> see the files from the network in Windows Explorer, you will also be able
to
> see them here.
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>
> "JCW" <jcw@nowhere.net> wrote in message
> news:uqPXqePHFHA.2620@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> > Rick I appreciate your advice. Can you tell me step by step how to
> > accomplish this, I seem to be too illiterate (computer) to make this
work.
> >
> > JCW
> > "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
> > news:#yw8SNDHFHA.2356@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> Not suggested to share the burner, but share the files and then select
> > them
> >> from the network to burn instead.
> >>
> >> --
> >> Best of Luck,
> >>
> >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> >> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> >> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
> >>
> >> "JCW" <jcw@nowhere.net> wrote in message
> >> news:o 60X5KBHFHA.2276@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> >> > Rick,
> >> > Can I hookup the laptop and share my burner to save files from the
> > laptop?
> >> >
> >> > JCW
> >> > "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
> >> > news:usllmhsFFHA.3648@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> >> >> Hi,
> >> >>
> >> >> If you have a router, then the easiest way by far is to just connect
> > the
> >> >> laptop to it as well. Share a folder on the desktop, then copy
across
> > to
> >> > it
> >> >> from the laptop before shutting down to reformat. You might also
want
> > to
> >> > run
> >> >> fastwiz and export the file to the desktop:
> >> >> http://aumha.org/win5/a/fast.htm
> >> >>
> >> >> --
> >> >> Best of Luck,
> >> >>
> >> >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> >> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> >> >> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> >> >> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> >> >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
> >> >>
> >> >> "JCW" <jcw@nowhere.net> wrote in message
> >> >> news:esxpc0pFFHA.1348@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> >> >> > Can you elaborate on the use of a crossover cable? My desktop is
an
> > IBM
> >> >> > compatible 2.8 P4 w/ 1028 mb RAM, XP Pro using DSL thru a router.
> > The
> >> >> > laptop is a Gateway P3, 256 mb RAM, ME OS, I would appreciate if
you
> >> > could
> >> >> > direct me to directions to do what I described. Thanks
> >> >> >
> >> >> > JCW
> >> >> > "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
> >> >> > news:eIYcOZiFFHA.4072@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> >> >> >> Hi,
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> Sure, but how depends on the equipment you have and the type of
> >> >> > connections
> >> >> >> available on each of the machines. A crossover cable is fairly
> >> >> >> easy,
> >> > and
> >> >> > so
> >> >> >> is using a hub or router.
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> --
> >> >> >> Best of Luck,
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> >> >> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> >> >> >> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> >> >> >> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> >> >> >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> "JCW" <jcw@nowhere.net> wrote in message
> >> >> >> news:%23b5hskdFFHA.3416@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> >> >> >> >I have a laptop that needs to be reformatted. It doesn't have a
cd
> >> >> > burner.
> >> >> >> >I
> >> >> >> > would like to know if I can connect the laptop to my desktop PC
> > and
> >> >> >> > transfer
> >> >> >> > all necessary files, format, reinstall OS then transfer all
data
> >> > back
> >> >> > to
> >> >> >> > the laptop. Can this be done by a novice? Thanks in advance.
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> > JCW
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
February 28, 2005 9:25:00 AM

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Hi,

Open the "Network Places" applet and see if you can see the other machine
and the folders on it.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"JCW" <jcw@nowhere.net> wrote in message
news:ughNDwTHFHA.2924@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Hello Rick,
>
> I can't seem to connect the two computers. I get as far as the wizard
> trying
> to connect and it stalls there. I am using a new cable and followed the
> steps exactly. Any advice?
>
> JCW
> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:eXM7CoQHFHA.1176@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> Hi,
>>
>> First, have you got the network established where you can see the files
> from
>> the other machine? Basically, once you do, you open your burning software
> to
>> create a data CD. Where you browse for the files to add to the burn list,
>> you go to the network and select files from the other machine. If you can
>> see the files from the network in Windows Explorer, you will also be able
> to
>> see them here.
>>
>> --
>> Best of Luck,
>>
>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>
>> "JCW" <jcw@nowhere.net> wrote in message
>> news:uqPXqePHFHA.2620@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> > Rick I appreciate your advice. Can you tell me step by step how to
>> > accomplish this, I seem to be too illiterate (computer) to make this
> work.
>> >
>> > JCW
>> > "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
>> > news:#yw8SNDHFHA.2356@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> >> Hi,
>> >>
>> >> Not suggested to share the burner, but share the files and then select
>> > them
>> >> from the network to burn instead.
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Best of Luck,
>> >>
>> >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> >> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> >> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>> >>
>> >> "JCW" <jcw@nowhere.net> wrote in message
>> >> news:o 60X5KBHFHA.2276@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> >> > Rick,
>> >> > Can I hookup the laptop and share my burner to save files from the
>> > laptop?
>> >> >
>> >> > JCW
>> >> > "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
>> >> > news:usllmhsFFHA.3648@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> >> >> Hi,
>> >> >>
>> >> >> If you have a router, then the easiest way by far is to just
>> >> >> connect
>> > the
>> >> >> laptop to it as well. Share a folder on the desktop, then copy
> across
>> > to
>> >> > it
>> >> >> from the laptop before shutting down to reformat. You might also
> want
>> > to
>> >> > run
>> >> >> fastwiz and export the file to the desktop:
>> >> >> http://aumha.org/win5/a/fast.htm
>> >> >>
>> >> >> --
>> >> >> Best of Luck,
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> >> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> >> >> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> >> >> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> >> >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>> >> >>
>> >> >> "JCW" <jcw@nowhere.net> wrote in message
>> >> >> news:esxpc0pFFHA.1348@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> >> >> > Can you elaborate on the use of a crossover cable? My desktop is
> an
>> > IBM
>> >> >> > compatible 2.8 P4 w/ 1028 mb RAM, XP Pro using DSL thru a
>> >> >> > router.
>> > The
>> >> >> > laptop is a Gateway P3, 256 mb RAM, ME OS, I would appreciate if
> you
>> >> > could
>> >> >> > direct me to directions to do what I described. Thanks
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > JCW
>> >> >> > "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
>> >> >> > news:eIYcOZiFFHA.4072@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> >> >> >> Hi,
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> Sure, but how depends on the equipment you have and the type of
>> >> >> > connections
>> >> >> >> available on each of the machines. A crossover cable is fairly
>> >> >> >> easy,
>> >> > and
>> >> >> > so
>> >> >> >> is using a hub or router.
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> --
>> >> >> >> Best of Luck,
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> >> >> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> >> >> >> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> >> >> >> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> >> >> >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> "JCW" <jcw@nowhere.net> wrote in message
>> >> >> >> news:%23b5hskdFFHA.3416@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> >> >> >> >I have a laptop that needs to be reformatted. It doesn't have a
> cd
>> >> >> > burner.
>> >> >> >> >I
>> >> >> >> > would like to know if I can connect the laptop to my desktop
>> >> >> >> > PC
>> > and
>> >> >> >> > transfer
>> >> >> >> > all necessary files, format, reinstall OS then transfer all
> data
>> >> > back
>> >> >> > to
>> >> >> >> > the laptop. Can this be done by a novice? Thanks in advance.
>> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> > JCW
>> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> >
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
February 28, 2005 11:16:49 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

No, I get as far as the computers looking for each other then it stalls
there. I am using a Direct Cable Connection pc to pc male to male parallel
cable. Should I be using a different cable?

JCW
"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:#$KSogYHFHA.2132@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Hi,
>
> Open the "Network Places" applet and see if you can see the other machine
> and the folders on it.
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>
> "JCW" <jcw@nowhere.net> wrote in message
> news:ughNDwTHFHA.2924@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> > Hello Rick,
> >
> > I can't seem to connect the two computers. I get as far as the wizard
> > trying
> > to connect and it stalls there. I am using a new cable and followed the
> > steps exactly. Any advice?
> >
> > JCW
> > "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
> > news:eXM7CoQHFHA.1176@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> First, have you got the network established where you can see the files
> > from
> >> the other machine? Basically, once you do, you open your burning
software
> > to
> >> create a data CD. Where you browse for the files to add to the burn
list,
> >> you go to the network and select files from the other machine. If you
can
> >> see the files from the network in Windows Explorer, you will also be
able
> > to
> >> see them here.
> >>
> >> --
> >> Best of Luck,
> >>
> >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> >> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> >> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
> >>
> >> "JCW" <jcw@nowhere.net> wrote in message
> >> news:uqPXqePHFHA.2620@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> >> > Rick I appreciate your advice. Can you tell me step by step how to
> >> > accomplish this, I seem to be too illiterate (computer) to make this
> > work.
> >> >
> >> > JCW
> >> > "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
> >> > news:#yw8SNDHFHA.2356@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> >> >> Hi,
> >> >>
> >> >> Not suggested to share the burner, but share the files and then
select
> >> > them
> >> >> from the network to burn instead.
> >> >>
> >> >> --
> >> >> Best of Luck,
> >> >>
> >> >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> >> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> >> >> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> >> >> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> >> >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
> >> >>
> >> >> "JCW" <jcw@nowhere.net> wrote in message
> >> >> news:o 60X5KBHFHA.2276@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> >> >> > Rick,
> >> >> > Can I hookup the laptop and share my burner to save files from the
> >> > laptop?
> >> >> >
> >> >> > JCW
> >> >> > "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
> >> >> > news:usllmhsFFHA.3648@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> >> >> >> Hi,
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> If you have a router, then the easiest way by far is to just
> >> >> >> connect
> >> > the
> >> >> >> laptop to it as well. Share a folder on the desktop, then copy
> > across
> >> > to
> >> >> > it
> >> >> >> from the laptop before shutting down to reformat. You might also
> > want
> >> > to
> >> >> > run
> >> >> >> fastwiz and export the file to the desktop:
> >> >> >> http://aumha.org/win5/a/fast.htm
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> --
> >> >> >> Best of Luck,
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> >> >> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> >> >> >> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> >> >> >> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> >> >> >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> "JCW" <jcw@nowhere.net> wrote in message
> >> >> >> news:esxpc0pFFHA.1348@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> >> >> >> > Can you elaborate on the use of a crossover cable? My desktop
is
> > an
> >> > IBM
> >> >> >> > compatible 2.8 P4 w/ 1028 mb RAM, XP Pro using DSL thru a
> >> >> >> > router.
> >> > The
> >> >> >> > laptop is a Gateway P3, 256 mb RAM, ME OS, I would appreciate
if
> > you
> >> >> > could
> >> >> >> > direct me to directions to do what I described. Thanks
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> > JCW
> >> >> >> > "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
> >> >> >> > news:eIYcOZiFFHA.4072@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> >> >> >> >> Hi,
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> Sure, but how depends on the equipment you have and the type
of
> >> >> >> > connections
> >> >> >> >> available on each of the machines. A crossover cable is fairly
> >> >> >> >> easy,
> >> >> > and
> >> >> >> > so
> >> >> >> >> is using a hub or router.
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> --
> >> >> >> >> Best of Luck,
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> >> >> >> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> >> >> >> >> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> >> >> >> >> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> >> >> >> >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> "JCW" <jcw@nowhere.net> wrote in message
> >> >> >> >> news:%23b5hskdFFHA.3416@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> >> >> >> >> >I have a laptop that needs to be reformatted. It doesn't have
a
> > cd
> >> >> >> > burner.
> >> >> >> >> >I
> >> >> >> >> > would like to know if I can connect the laptop to my desktop
> >> >> >> >> > PC
> >> > and
> >> >> >> >> > transfer
> >> >> >> >> > all necessary files, format, reinstall OS then transfer all
> > data
> >> >> > back
> >> >> >> > to
> >> >> >> >> > the laptop. Can this be done by a novice? Thanks in advance.
> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> > JCW
> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
March 1, 2005 12:50:49 AM

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Hi,

No, that should be fine. Read up on creating these connections:
http://www.wown.com/j_helmig/dccmain.htm

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"JCW" <jcw@nowhere.net> wrote in message
news:uN%23CpDbHFHA.4060@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> No, I get as far as the computers looking for each other then it stalls
> there. I am using a Direct Cable Connection pc to pc male to male
> parallel
> cable. Should I be using a different cable?
>
> JCW
> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:#$KSogYHFHA.2132@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> Hi,
>>
>> Open the "Network Places" applet and see if you can see the other machine
>> and the folders on it.
>>
>> --
>> Best of Luck,
>>
>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>
>> "JCW" <jcw@nowhere.net> wrote in message
>> news:ughNDwTHFHA.2924@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> > Hello Rick,
>> >
>> > I can't seem to connect the two computers. I get as far as the wizard
>> > trying
>> > to connect and it stalls there. I am using a new cable and followed the
>> > steps exactly. Any advice?
>> >
>> > JCW
>> > "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
>> > news:eXM7CoQHFHA.1176@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> >> Hi,
>> >>
>> >> First, have you got the network established where you can see the
>> >> files
>> > from
>> >> the other machine? Basically, once you do, you open your burning
> software
>> > to
>> >> create a data CD. Where you browse for the files to add to the burn
> list,
>> >> you go to the network and select files from the other machine. If you
> can
>> >> see the files from the network in Windows Explorer, you will also be
> able
>> > to
>> >> see them here.
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Best of Luck,
>> >>
>> >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> >> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> >> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>> >>
>> >> "JCW" <jcw@nowhere.net> wrote in message
>> >> news:uqPXqePHFHA.2620@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> >> > Rick I appreciate your advice. Can you tell me step by step how to
>> >> > accomplish this, I seem to be too illiterate (computer) to make this
>> > work.
>> >> >
>> >> > JCW
>> >> > "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
>> >> > news:#yw8SNDHFHA.2356@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> >> >> Hi,
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Not suggested to share the burner, but share the files and then
> select
>> >> > them
>> >> >> from the network to burn instead.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> --
>> >> >> Best of Luck,
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> >> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> >> >> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> >> >> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> >> >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>> >> >>
>> >> >> "JCW" <jcw@nowhere.net> wrote in message
>> >> >> news:o 60X5KBHFHA.2276@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> >> >> > Rick,
>> >> >> > Can I hookup the laptop and share my burner to save files from
>> >> >> > the
>> >> > laptop?
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > JCW
>> >> >> > "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
>> >> >> > news:usllmhsFFHA.3648@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> >> >> >> Hi,
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> If you have a router, then the easiest way by far is to just
>> >> >> >> connect
>> >> > the
>> >> >> >> laptop to it as well. Share a folder on the desktop, then copy
>> > across
>> >> > to
>> >> >> > it
>> >> >> >> from the laptop before shutting down to reformat. You might also
>> > want
>> >> > to
>> >> >> > run
>> >> >> >> fastwiz and export the file to the desktop:
>> >> >> >> http://aumha.org/win5/a/fast.htm
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> --
>> >> >> >> Best of Luck,
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> >> >> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> >> >> >> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> >> >> >> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> >> >> >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> "JCW" <jcw@nowhere.net> wrote in message
>> >> >> >> news:esxpc0pFFHA.1348@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> >> >> >> > Can you elaborate on the use of a crossover cable? My desktop
> is
>> > an
>> >> > IBM
>> >> >> >> > compatible 2.8 P4 w/ 1028 mb RAM, XP Pro using DSL thru a
>> >> >> >> > router.
>> >> > The
>> >> >> >> > laptop is a Gateway P3, 256 mb RAM, ME OS, I would appreciate
> if
>> > you
>> >> >> > could
>> >> >> >> > direct me to directions to do what I described. Thanks
>> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> > JCW
>> >> >> >> > "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
>> >> >> >> > news:eIYcOZiFFHA.4072@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> >> >> >> >> Hi,
>> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> Sure, but how depends on the equipment you have and the type
> of
>> >> >> >> > connections
>> >> >> >> >> available on each of the machines. A crossover cable is
>> >> >> >> >> fairly
>> >> >> >> >> easy,
>> >> >> > and
>> >> >> >> > so
>> >> >> >> >> is using a hub or router.
>> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> --
>> >> >> >> >> Best of Luck,
>> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> >> >> >> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> >> >> >> >> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> >> >> >> >> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> >> >> >> >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> "JCW" <jcw@nowhere.net> wrote in message
>> >> >> >> >> news:%23b5hskdFFHA.3416@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> >> >> >> >> >I have a laptop that needs to be reformatted. It doesn't
>> >> >> >> >> >have
> a
>> > cd
>> >> >> >> > burner.
>> >> >> >> >> >I
>> >> >> >> >> > would like to know if I can connect the laptop to my
>> >> >> >> >> > desktop
>> >> >> >> >> > PC
>> >> > and
>> >> >> >> >> > transfer
>> >> >> >> >> > all necessary files, format, reinstall OS then transfer
>> >> >> >> >> > all
>> > data
>> >> >> > back
>> >> >> >> > to
>> >> >> >> >> > the laptop. Can this be done by a novice? Thanks in
>> >> >> >> >> > advance.
>> >> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> > JCW
>> >> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >>
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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
March 1, 2005 11:11:45 AM

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Hello Rick,
I finally made the connection by setting up a network using the router and a
cat5 cable. Worked like a charm once I figured it out. Thanks again for your
patience and advice.

JCW
"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:uv7W#lgHFHA.3880@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Hi,
>
> No, that should be fine. Read up on creating these connections:
> http://www.wown.com/j_helmig/dccmain.htm
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>
> "JCW" <jcw@nowhere.net> wrote in message
> news:uN%23CpDbHFHA.4060@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> > No, I get as far as the computers looking for each other then it stalls
> > there. I am using a Direct Cable Connection pc to pc male to male
> > parallel
> > cable. Should I be using a different cable?
> >
> > JCW
> > "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
> > news:#$KSogYHFHA.2132@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> Open the "Network Places" applet and see if you can see the other
machine
> >> and the folders on it.
> >>
> >> --
> >> Best of Luck,
> >>
> >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> >> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> >> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
> >>
> >> "JCW" <jcw@nowhere.net> wrote in message
> >> news:ughNDwTHFHA.2924@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> >> > Hello Rick,
> >> >
> >> > I can't seem to connect the two computers. I get as far as the wizard
> >> > trying
> >> > to connect and it stalls there. I am using a new cable and followed
the
> >> > steps exactly. Any advice?
> >> >
> >> > JCW
> >> > "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
> >> > news:eXM7CoQHFHA.1176@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> >> >> Hi,
> >> >>
> >> >> First, have you got the network established where you can see the
> >> >> files
> >> > from
> >> >> the other machine? Basically, once you do, you open your burning
> > software
> >> > to
> >> >> create a data CD. Where you browse for the files to add to the burn
> > list,
> >> >> you go to the network and select files from the other machine. If
you
> > can
> >> >> see the files from the network in Windows Explorer, you will also be
> > able
> >> > to
> >> >> see them here.
> >> >>
> >> >> --
> >> >> Best of Luck,
> >> >>
> >> >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> >> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> >> >> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> >> >> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> >> >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
> >> >>
> >> >> "JCW" <jcw@nowhere.net> wrote in message
> >> >> news:uqPXqePHFHA.2620@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> >> >> > Rick I appreciate your advice. Can you tell me step by step how to
> >> >> > accomplish this, I seem to be too illiterate (computer) to make
this
> >> > work.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > JCW
> >> >> > "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
> >> >> > news:#yw8SNDHFHA.2356@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> >> >> >> Hi,
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> Not suggested to share the burner, but share the files and then
> > select
> >> >> > them
> >> >> >> from the network to burn instead.
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> --
> >> >> >> Best of Luck,
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> >> >> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> >> >> >> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> >> >> >> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> >> >> >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> "JCW" <jcw@nowhere.net> wrote in message
> >> >> >> news:o 60X5KBHFHA.2276@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> >> >> >> > Rick,
> >> >> >> > Can I hookup the laptop and share my burner to save files from
> >> >> >> > the
> >> >> > laptop?
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> > JCW
> >> >> >> > "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
> >> >> >> > news:usllmhsFFHA.3648@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> >> >> >> >> Hi,
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> If you have a router, then the easiest way by far is to just
> >> >> >> >> connect
> >> >> > the
> >> >> >> >> laptop to it as well. Share a folder on the desktop, then copy
> >> > across
> >> >> > to
> >> >> >> > it
> >> >> >> >> from the laptop before shutting down to reformat. You might
also
> >> > want
> >> >> > to
> >> >> >> > run
> >> >> >> >> fastwiz and export the file to the desktop:
> >> >> >> >> http://aumha.org/win5/a/fast.htm
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> --
> >> >> >> >> Best of Luck,
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> >> >> >> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> >> >> >> >> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> >> >> >> >> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> >> >> >> >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> "JCW" <jcw@nowhere.net> wrote in message
> >> >> >> >> news:esxpc0pFFHA.1348@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> >> >> >> >> > Can you elaborate on the use of a crossover cable? My
desktop
> > is
> >> > an
> >> >> > IBM
> >> >> >> >> > compatible 2.8 P4 w/ 1028 mb RAM, XP Pro using DSL thru a
> >> >> >> >> > router.
> >> >> > The
> >> >> >> >> > laptop is a Gateway P3, 256 mb RAM, ME OS, I would
appreciate
> > if
> >> > you
> >> >> >> > could
> >> >> >> >> > direct me to directions to do what I described. Thanks
> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> > JCW
> >> >> >> >> > "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
> >> >> >> >> > news:eIYcOZiFFHA.4072@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> >> >> >> >> >> Hi,
> >> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> Sure, but how depends on the equipment you have and the
type
> > of
> >> >> >> >> > connections
> >> >> >> >> >> available on each of the machines. A crossover cable is
> >> >> >> >> >> fairly
> >> >> >> >> >> easy,
> >> >> >> > and
> >> >> >> >> > so
> >> >> >> >> >> is using a hub or router.
> >> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> --
> >> >> >> >> >> Best of Luck,
> >> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> >> >> >> >> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> >> >> >> >> >> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> >> >> >> >> >> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> >> >> >> >> >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
> >> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> "JCW" <jcw@nowhere.net> wrote in message
> >> >> >> >> >> news:%23b5hskdFFHA.3416@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> >> >> >> >> >> >I have a laptop that needs to be reformatted. It doesn't
> >> >> >> >> >> >have
> > a
> >> > cd
> >> >> >> >> > burner.
> >> >> >> >> >> >I
> >> >> >> >> >> > would like to know if I can connect the laptop to my
> >> >> >> >> >> > desktop
> >> >> >> >> >> > PC
> >> >> > and
> >> >> >> >> >> > transfer
> >> >> >> >> >> > all necessary files, format, reinstall OS then transfer
> >> >> >> >> >> > all
> >> > data
> >> >> >> > back
> >> >> >> >> > to
> >> >> >> >> >> > the laptop. Can this be done by a novice? Thanks in
> >> >> >> >> >> > advance.
> >> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> > JCW
> >> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
March 1, 2005 8:45:46 PM

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No problem, glad to see (or hear) that you worked it through.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"JCW" <jcw@nowhere.net> wrote in message
news:e4unelnHFHA.2860@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Hello Rick,
> I finally made the connection by setting up a network using the router and
> a
> cat5 cable. Worked like a charm once I figured it out. Thanks again for
> your
> patience and advice.
>
> JCW
> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:uv7W#lgHFHA.3880@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> Hi,
>>
>> No, that should be fine. Read up on creating these connections:
>> http://www.wown.com/j_helmig/dccmain.htm
>>
>> --
>> Best of Luck,
>>
>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>
>> "JCW" <jcw@nowhere.net> wrote in message
>> news:uN%23CpDbHFHA.4060@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> > No, I get as far as the computers looking for each other then it
>> > stalls
>> > there. I am using a Direct Cable Connection pc to pc male to male
>> > parallel
>> > cable. Should I be using a different cable?
>> >
>> > JCW
>> > "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
>> > news:#$KSogYHFHA.2132@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> >> Hi,
>> >>
>> >> Open the "Network Places" applet and see if you can see the other
> machine
>> >> and the folders on it.
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Best of Luck,
>> >>
>> >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> >> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> >> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>> >>
>> >> "JCW" <jcw@nowhere.net> wrote in message
>> >> news:ughNDwTHFHA.2924@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> >> > Hello Rick,
>> >> >
>> >> > I can't seem to connect the two computers. I get as far as the
>> >> > wizard
>> >> > trying
>> >> > to connect and it stalls there. I am using a new cable and followed
> the
>> >> > steps exactly. Any advice?
>> >> >
>> >> > JCW
>> >> > "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
>> >> > news:eXM7CoQHFHA.1176@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> >> >> Hi,
>> >> >>
>> >> >> First, have you got the network established where you can see the
>> >> >> files
>> >> > from
>> >> >> the other machine? Basically, once you do, you open your burning
>> > software
>> >> > to
>> >> >> create a data CD. Where you browse for the files to add to the burn
>> > list,
>> >> >> you go to the network and select files from the other machine. If
> you
>> > can
>> >> >> see the files from the network in Windows Explorer, you will also
>> >> >> be
>> > able
>> >> > to
>> >> >> see them here.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> --
>> >> >> Best of Luck,
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> >> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> >> >> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> >> >> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> >> >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>> >> >>
>> >> >> "JCW" <jcw@nowhere.net> wrote in message
>> >> >> news:uqPXqePHFHA.2620@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> >> >> > Rick I appreciate your advice. Can you tell me step by step how
>> >> >> > to
>> >> >> > accomplish this, I seem to be too illiterate (computer) to make
> this
>> >> > work.
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > JCW
>> >> >> > "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
>> >> >> > news:#yw8SNDHFHA.2356@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> >> >> >> Hi,
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> Not suggested to share the burner, but share the files and then
>> > select
>> >> >> > them
>> >> >> >> from the network to burn instead.
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> --
>> >> >> >> Best of Luck,
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> >> >> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> >> >> >> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> >> >> >> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> >> >> >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> "JCW" <jcw@nowhere.net> wrote in message
>> >> >> >> news:o 60X5KBHFHA.2276@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> >> >> >> > Rick,
>> >> >> >> > Can I hookup the laptop and share my burner to save files from
>> >> >> >> > the
>> >> >> > laptop?
>> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> > JCW
>> >> >> >> > "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
>> >> >> >> > news:usllmhsFFHA.3648@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> >> >> >> >> Hi,
>> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> If you have a router, then the easiest way by far is to just
>> >> >> >> >> connect
>> >> >> > the
>> >> >> >> >> laptop to it as well. Share a folder on the desktop, then
>> >> >> >> >> copy
>> >> > across
>> >> >> > to
>> >> >> >> > it
>> >> >> >> >> from the laptop before shutting down to reformat. You might
> also
>> >> > want
>> >> >> > to
>> >> >> >> > run
>> >> >> >> >> fastwiz and export the file to the desktop:
>> >> >> >> >> http://aumha.org/win5/a/fast.htm
>> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> --
>> >> >> >> >> Best of Luck,
>> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> >> >> >> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> >> >> >> >> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> >> >> >> >> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> >> >> >> >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> "JCW" <jcw@nowhere.net> wrote in message
>> >> >> >> >> news:esxpc0pFFHA.1348@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> >> >> >> >> > Can you elaborate on the use of a crossover cable? My
> desktop
>> > is
>> >> > an
>> >> >> > IBM
>> >> >> >> >> > compatible 2.8 P4 w/ 1028 mb RAM, XP Pro using DSL thru a
>> >> >> >> >> > router.
>> >> >> > The
>> >> >> >> >> > laptop is a Gateway P3, 256 mb RAM, ME OS, I would
> appreciate
>> > if
>> >> > you
>> >> >> >> > could
>> >> >> >> >> > direct me to directions to do what I described. Thanks
>> >> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> > JCW
>> >> >> >> >> > "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
>> >> >> >> >> > news:eIYcOZiFFHA.4072@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> >> >> >> >> >> Hi,
>> >> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> >> Sure, but how depends on the equipment you have and the
> type
>> > of
>> >> >> >> >> > connections
>> >> >> >> >> >> available on each of the machines. A crossover cable is
>> >> >> >> >> >> fairly
>> >> >> >> >> >> easy,
>> >> >> >> > and
>> >> >> >> >> > so
>> >> >> >> >> >> is using a hub or router.
>> >> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> >> --
>> >> >> >> >> >> Best of Luck,
>> >> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> >> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> >> >> >> >> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> >> >> >> >> >> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> >> >> >> >> >> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> >> >> >> >> >> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>> >> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> >> "JCW" <jcw@nowhere.net> wrote in message
>> >> >> >> >> >> news:%23b5hskdFFHA.3416@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> >> >> >> >> >> >I have a laptop that needs to be reformatted. It doesn't
>> >> >> >> >> >> >have
>> > a
>> >> > cd
>> >> >> >> >> > burner.
>> >> >> >> >> >> >I
>> >> >> >> >> >> > would like to know if I can connect the laptop to my
>> >> >> >> >> >> > desktop
>> >> >> >> >> >> > PC
>> >> >> > and
>> >> >> >> >> >> > transfer
>> >> >> >> >> >> > all necessary files, format, reinstall OS then transfer
>> >> >> >> >> >> > all
>> >> > data
>> >> >> >> > back
>> >> >> >> >> > to
>> >> >> >> >> >> > the laptop. Can this be done by a novice? Thanks in
>> >> >> >> >> >> > advance.
>> >> >> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >> > JCW
>> >> >> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> >
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>
>
!