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musicmad

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This is the task I need to complete.

Connect an ancient laptop via cable and transfer all the photos to my main system to burn to CD.

Laptop has no ethernet connector
laptop has external dialup modem
has no cd-rw only floppy
laptop runs on WINDOWS 98 the hard drive is 96% full and its a PENTIUM 2

Progress so far

The laptop and computer running XP pro are connected via fast parallel cable both computers recognise the connection.

The laptop is the HOST

The computer is the GUEST

The laptop c drive is set to sharing as is the Photos folder.

How do I access these file in order to copy them over the cable, do I need to fire up some sort of FTP software

Thanks in advance for your help

Peter
 

DoubleHelix

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Take the hard drive out, spend $10-$15 on a USB enclosure, and save yourself the the headache.
 

musicmad

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Thanks, I know your right and I already have a usb case bought when my own laptop crashed, so guess I will have to find the time to do it.

Having said that I would still like to learn how to configure and use direct cable connect
 

musicmad

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John

Thank you very much indeed. I am going to really enjoy this tutorial

Thanks again to everyone at Tech Support Guy, as usual, you solve my problems

Peter
 
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