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Network boot i wanto boot my ibm thinkpad from my home pc though network so that i can transfer my important files. my thinkpad is not booting i need network boot....ihave anoption in bios of think pd to boot through pci wen i says chek the cable is to proceed?

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Re: network boot

If you just need file s from the other machine booting from network won't help you - that's just so you can reload the OS over the network.

You should just need to plug the ethernet cable into both machines (make sure you use "crossover" cables to connect them directly or use a router or hub if not connected directly.

-Then just go to the properties for "my computer" and click the Computer Name tab. Write the computer name down. TO access the other computer, go to Start/Run and type:


(not case sensitive)

Make sure you right click on the folder you want to share with the other machine and select "sharing and security" to open it up to the other machine.

Alternatively an external hard drive is a quick way to move a lot of files to another machine.

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