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Cables for Files and Settings Transfer Wizard

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December 2, 2004 6:39:03 PM

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Instructions for the Transfer Wizard variously call for a "null modem serial
cable," a "Serial Pc to PC File Transfer Cable," etc. The guy at my local
CompUSA wrinkled his brow and said "What, you want the computers to talk to
each other?" Yes, I said. He sold me a "USB Link Cable," which came with
its own software, called "PC-Linq". That made the transfer of FILES (between
my OLD and NEW Dell desktops) quite simple, but it didn't, of course,
transfer the settings. When I then tried to run the Wizard for that, the two
machines never connected. Is there any way to use this "USB Link Cable"
(which seems to be just a cable with USB connections on each end) with the
Wizard? If not, where do I have to go for the magic "null modem serial
cable"? MANY THANKS, Jerry in New Orleans
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December 2, 2004 10:29:45 PM

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

Cables That Are Compatible with Direct Cable Connection
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;310576

HOW TO: Set Up a Direct Cable Connection Between Two Computers in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=305621

[[A direct cable connection is a link between the input/output (I/O) ports
of two computers by using a single cable rather than a modem or other
interfacing device. In most cases, you make a direct cable connection with a
null modem cable. You can use a direct cable connection to transfer
information between the computers to exchange files, access resources, and
so on.]]
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How to Configure a Direct Cable Connection with Windows XP Home Edition
(PART 1)
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb%3Ben-...

8 parts with pictures!!
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How to Create a Direct Cable Connection
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/using/itpro/netw...

Cables That Are Compatible with Direct Cable Connection
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;310576

Unable to Connect Using Direct Cable Connection
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;310152


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Hope this helps. Let us know.
Wes

In news:7CF004E7-1DFE-400B-8C34-57DA64F610B5@microsoft.com,
Jerry <Jerry@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> Instructions for the Transfer Wizard variously call for a "null modem
> serial cable," a "Serial Pc to PC File Transfer Cable," etc. The guy
> at my local CompUSA wrinkled his brow and said "What, you want the
> computers to talk to each other?" Yes, I said. He sold me a "USB
> Link Cable," which came with its own software, called "PC-Linq".
> That made the transfer of FILES (between my OLD and NEW Dell
> desktops) quite simple, but it didn't, of course, transfer the
> settings. When I then tried to run the Wizard for that, the two
> machines never connected. Is there any way to use this "USB Link
> Cable" (which seems to be just a cable with USB connections on each
> end) with the Wizard? If not, where do I have to go for the magic
> "null modem serial cable"? MANY THANKS, Jerry in New Orleans
!