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Windows 7: How do i transfer files between 2 computers?

08 Apr 2011   #1
shaun166

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
How do i transfer files between 2 computers?

Hi guys, I got 1 old laptop and a new laptop. Is there any very fast and efficient way to transfer some of my old laptop files that i want to transfer to this new laptop?


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08 Apr 2011   #2
ie9

Windows 7 Ultimate (SP1)
 
 

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08 Apr 2011   #3
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Just use a crossover cable;

Ethernet crossover cable - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Some interfaces can recognise and use a normal ethernet cable.

Regards....Mike Connor
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08 Apr 2011   #4
unifex

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

How do you connect to the internet? Do you have a router of some sort? Then just connect both computers to the network and transfer the files. You can use either Windows networking features (personally I don't, so can't advise on details here) or set up a ftp connection (follow this tutorial).
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08 Apr 2011   #5
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Use your usb flash drive, dude.
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08 Apr 2011   #6
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 / Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

The faster way,and the best for me is using the Crossover cable. Mike Connor gives you a link above.
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08 Apr 2011   #7
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Since most people have a home network with a router now, the easiest way is to just network them together.
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08 Apr 2011   #8
shaun166

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

I know USB is easy but isn't it troublesome to transfer to USB then transfer back? Erm I using wireless my house doesn't have router as my moderm got built in wireless. So which one is preferred?
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08 Apr 2011   #9
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shaun166 View Post
I know USB is easy but isn't it troublesome to transfer to USB then transfer back? Erm I using wireless my house doesn't have router as my moderm got built in wireless. So which one is preferred?
Whichever one you like or works for you! They all work. As long as you achieve your target it doesn't matter which one you use.

Regards....Mike Connor
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08 Apr 2011   #10
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shaun166 View Post
Hi guys, I got 1 old laptop and a new laptop. Is there any very fast and efficient way to transfer some of my old laptop files that i want to transfer to this new laptop?
What's about setting adhoc network?:

Maximum PC | 5 Networking Tips and Tricks
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