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Old 03-12-2013, 06:26 PM   #1
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Default Crossover Ethernet

This might sound very easy but I'm very new to it, I'm trying to transfer files from a windows Xp laptop to a new windows 8 using a cable? I need a real idiots guide please.

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Old 03-12-2013, 06:53 PM   #2
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Do you already have a crossover cable (a special type of ethernet cable that has the xmit and receive connections crossed over) or are you asking what kind of cable to get?

Here's a MS page that explains how to transfer stuff using an Easy Transfer cable, networked computers or external drive. Move your stuff over - Microsoft Windows

If you already have an ethernet crossover cable, here's how to network 2 computers together using it: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...rossover-cable
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Thanks very much my friend, yes I have the cable already, I'll let you know how I get on.
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to be honest, a lot of network cards today have autosense for the connecttions and will automatically switch into MDX mode, so sometimes you don't even need a cross over at all.
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