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98fe pc problems

Can't find anything that will get photos out of old pc.Have tried usb flash and cd burners.down loaded from several sites and nothing works.Do you know if i can get a connection lead to go between the 98 pc and a laptop.I have neally given up on the problem of not finding the other drivers i need.Old pc is not online.thanks for any help you can give me rjfvil.Regards Olddear

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  • Leone Bates Aug 16, 2008

    Rifvil,Thankyou for that info,I will buy the ethernet cable,but will check it out thoughly first to make sure i get the right bits.I will get back to you as soon as I can.Olddear



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Connecting your old computer to your laptop is actually very easy.
You will need to go and buy an ethernet cable But. you must buy what is known as a "crossover" cable and NOT a normal straight cable. This cable will simply plug into the ethernet port on each machine allowing them to create a small simple network. You can use the "Create a small office or home network" wizard to do this or better still if you have an actual XP installation disk you can create the network using it.
This is an example of a crossover cable:

If your old computer doesn't have an ethernet port you can use a USB adapter to do the same thing.
You may need to buy an ethernet cable to go with the USB adapter, I have never used the USB adapter to this so I cannot comment on how easy or reliable it is.

If you find this a bit daunting let me know, we will have to speak directly about it, I am sure fixya would not be happy about me offering my services directly to a fixya client.

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