Question about IBM ThinkPad R50e Notebook
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.
Posted on Dec 31, 2007
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