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file transfer help XP to vista!

  • Computers
  • Ethernet Card
  • Windows Vista
  • Cable
  • Networking
Last response: in Networking
May 25, 2007 3:05:22 AM

I need help transferring simple files like music and documents over to vista using only a ethernet cable. The computers are linked directly with the cable and each of the workgroups are labeled as "MSHOME" but neither computer will recognize, or see, the other computer. Am I forgetting to do something because this should be fairly simple. Don't suggest the Vista Easy Transfer thing because I do not have the CD to install in on my XP computer nor the cable (which should just be another ethernet cable right?). Anyways, this is driving me crazy so please help!

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May 25, 2007 5:24:28 PM

Try using a crossover cable, instead of a straight ethernet cable.

XP is supposed to be able to do the crossover in software automatically, but in my experience, that hasn't been the case.