1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Using XP File Transfer Program

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by chuckie, Sep 16, 2003.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. chuckie

    chuckie Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2001
    Messages:
    20
    I'm trying to use theXP File Transfer Wizard program to move files from my old (Win98SE) computer to my new computer(XP Home Edition). The cable is a new 9 pin db transfer cable I bought for this purpose. Both computers are Compaq brand. I made the floppy transfer program disc per instructions in the Transfer Wizard and then installed it on the old computer. Each screen matches fine on the two computers until I get to the screen for automatically finding Serial ports. The program searches on both machines but can't find the serial port on either computer? I've tried manually entering ports on each computer but that doesn't work either? It's like they aren't connected?
    I don't have a CD burner on the old computer but have one on the new one. Other than using floppies, is there any other way to transfer files I want to keep?

    Chuckie
     
  2. milomorai

    milomorai

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2001
    Messages:
    439
    was the serial cable you got labeled as a null transfer cable? if not it won't work. does the old pc have a nic installed? if so just network the computers and transfer that way. if the old pc doesn't have a nic, trade the transfer cable for a nic, install it, get a crossover cat5 cable and set up a network between the two. everything will transfer much faster that way.
     
As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/165208

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice