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Windows 7: Connecting laptop to desktop


07 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate (32bit)
 
 
Connecting laptop to desktop

Hi, what is the best and simple way of connecting a laptop to a desktop directly? My requirement is that I need to transfer a data folder from a laptop to a desktop and then reinstall Win 7 on laptop.

Thanks!

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07 Nov 2011   #2

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

Get an external USB disk and copy from laptop and transfer to desktop.

Or just keep the data on external USB disk and install the windows 7 on laptop and copy back the data. Probably this is the easiest way for your requirement.

For your kind of requirement there is no need to connect the laptop to the desktop.
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07 Nov 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Or connect them both to a router, or directly with a Cat5 crossover cable
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07 Nov 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate (32bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rraod View Post
Get an external USB disk and copy from laptop and transfer to desktop.

Or just keep the data on external USB disk and install the windows 7 on laptop and copy back the data. Probably this is the easiest way for your requirement.

For your kind of requirement there is no need to connect the laptop to the desktop.

I do not have a external hard disk and I need to connect the laptop directly to the desktop with some kind of a cable. Can you suggest some types of cable?
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07 Nov 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate (32bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sub Styler View Post
Or connect them both to a router, or directly with a Cat5 crossover cable
Will this cable work?

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07 Nov 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Use a crossover cable as suggested by Sub Styler.
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07 Nov 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by werty12345 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sub Styler View Post
Or connect them both to a router, or directly with a Cat5 crossover cable
Will this cable work?

No. You need this one.

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You can also use an easy transfer cable.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easy_Transfer_Cable


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07 Nov 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

USB networks are possible but a nightmare to set up, usually unstable and the speeds make them pretty pointless.
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07 Nov 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Basic, 64 bit
 
 

Werty, this doesn't have to be difficult. Use a thumb drive. If you don't have one, you can get a very good one for less than $15.
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07 Nov 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

True Vince a USB thumb drive can be very useful depending on the ammount of data to be backed up, a crossover cable can be picked up for about £2 which is less than $4 and the data can be transferred in one go and is only limited by the size of the drive on the destination machine (my preferred method).
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