Using XP File Transfer Program

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chuckie

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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?

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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.
 
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