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Windows 7: connect directly to another computer without using the net

21 Dec 2011   #11
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

If both PC's have an Internet connection "Windows Live Mesh" may be an option. You have to sign up for a windows live ID but its all free. It's part of Windows Live Essentials.

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21 Dec 2011   #12
strollin

W7 Ult desktop, W8.1 laptop, W7 Home netbook, W8.1 tablet, Win 10 TP VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
If both PC's have an Internet connection "Windows Live Mesh" may be an option. You have to sign up for a windows live ID but its all free. It's part of Windows Live Essentials.

Access your PC from anywhere with Windows Live Mesh - Explore Windows- Microsoft Windows
But that would count against the OP's data allotment from his ISP which he specifically wants to avoid.
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21 Dec 2011   #13
metalmania31

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 

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ok, i may not have explained it right, i want to connect to someone else, and they are on the other side of the country
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Detailed instructions here: Connecting Two PCs Using a USB-USB Cable
Do they even make USB cables that long?
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21 Dec 2011   #14
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
If both PC's have an Internet connection "Windows Live Mesh" may be an option. You have to sign up for a windows live ID but its all free. It's part of Windows Live Essentials.

Access your PC from anywhere with Windows Live Mesh - Explore Windows- Microsoft Windows
But that would count against the OP's data allotment from his ISP which he specifically wants to avoid.
Yeah, I know but unless the two PC's are in the same room good luck with that. Thats not meant to be sarcastic but I think thats as free as you're going to get. Its just an option.
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22 Dec 2011   #15
3D Jed

Windows 7 pro x64 SP1
 
 

The original poster is going to have to use the net one way or another. I find DropBox good for moving large files (free for 2GB storage). You just upload and send your buddy the url.

Dropbox - Simplify your life
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