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Can i connect my laptop to my old computer tower with out the monitor?

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January 27, 2013 11:06:26 PM

Trying to get old music files from old tower computer with out monitor transfered to my laptop. Tried to use cable cord that you would use to hook up computer to tv and screen just got smaller. Can't find tower on my laptop??????
a b D Laptop
a b C Monitor
a b $ Windows 7
January 27, 2013 11:18:37 PM

Best way to do it is through an ethernet cable, but I don't know if you can do it without having a monitor to set it up on both ends.
a b $ Windows 7
January 27, 2013 11:26:07 PM

BillyBoy_76 said:
Trying to get old music files from old tower computer with out monitor transfered to my laptop. Tried to use cable cord that you would use to hook up computer to tv and screen just got smaller. Can't find tower on my laptop??????


You need what is called a crossover cable. It will plug into both computer's network jacks and you should be able to move the information over. You may want to look into a data transfer program that supports that connection.

There is more information on how to do it found here:
http://www.ehow.com/how_7236165_transfer-data-crossover...
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