Question about Compaq Computers & Internet
I'm on two laptops right now.( the old one on-line) My old Compaq V2000 and my new Compaq 6910. I am trying to transfer files (using a USB cable) from one puter to the other, using the wizzards and following the instructions. Old laptop can not find new laptop, new laptop cant find the old one.
Any suggestions ? Do I need a special Transfer Cable, or would a USB patch cable do ?
USB transfer cables are quite special and not a regular USB cable.
A better (and cheaper) option is if both have network ports (Ethernet)
Then use a crossover cable. This is usually much much faster than USB and also more reliable.
Enable file and printer sharing on both computers.
Also make sure they both share the same work-group common examples are MSHOME or WORKGROUP
Once that is done you have a few options.
The better option is to use file and settings transfer wizard or similar built into windows. This will step you through the process and allow you to carry over your email and address book plus all your documents.
Another is to use copy and paste to pick the items you want and move them directly to where you want them (his does not work as well as the FST option but is quick just for documents etc.
Dont try to copy programs as they don't transfer well for the most part.
If usb is your only option then be very aware that USB 1.0 to any USBwill be extremly slow and even subject to failure. USB 2.0 to USB 2.0 is the only reccomended usb transfer method
Posted on Sep 07, 2009
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