View Full Version : transfer of files from pc (win95) to pc (win2000). any easy way???

09-04-2002, 04:15 PM
dont want to network

09-04-2002, 04:38 PM
Don't know how practicle this is for you, but you could try taking the hard drive from the Win95 PC, set it to slave and put it into the Win2K computer, then copy the files you want from one hard drive to the other.

09-04-2002, 05:58 PM
Have you got a CD-Writer on the older machine?

No? Didn't think so. How about direct cabling, which is different to networking as you only need a parallel cable, no network cards. It's slow but will do the job eventually.

09-04-2002, 07:26 PM
I agree, moving the hard drive would be easiest.

As said, just change jumper and plug in.

If u have trouble post back.

09-04-2002, 08:47 PM
The easiest way in my opinion is to get a laplink cable which connects printer port to printer port and use direct cable connection. You may need to install direct cable connection from the os cd. In the Control Panel/Network/Identification make sure they both have the same workgroup name and a different computer name. You will also need to share the folders on your hard drive.

09-04-2002, 08:52 PM
If you ever do decide to network your win 2000 machine at all, for it to communicate at all with a 9x machine (95 and 98) you may have to download the updates from Microsoft. Start menu, Windows Update. May pay to do anyway as there are a lot of security patches etc.