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  1. #1
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    transfer from pc to laptop?

    Hi,
    I went away to college without transferring my stuff from my computer at home. Now I am back for thanksgiving and I want to transfer my files onto my laptop (i got a new laptop that was shipped to college). What is the most efficient way to transfer data? Can I use a USB cable and just hook the laptop up to the pc and transfer like that? I don't even know if that would work...


    Thanks, I appreciate it!

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    Ummm, do you have a router or a Hub? you can set up a network and move the files you want...
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  3. #3
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    no that wouldnt work the pc is now at my dads office

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    Crossover cable's may work, and like wbpro said, with a simple network with a router/hub you can transfer large amounts of data.

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    is there any other way to do it besides over the network?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zerosix
    is there any other way to do it besides over the network?
    A cross-over ethernet cable directly connecting the two PC's is one way. A USB data transfer cable is another or a laplink cable. If there isn't too much data you can always copy it to a thumb drive to move it or burn it to a CD if the PC has a burner.
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    Just hope that both computers have USB 2, or you'll get 12Mbps, max.
    Thing is, even if you use USB, do you have a male to male USB cable handy?
    Just yoink the network cable out of his computer, put a cable between yours and his (if you have a modern ethernet card it may even not need a crossover cable) and use that.

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    My personal favorite, pull the hard drive out of your laptop and stick it into one of the bad boys:

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    Connect it to the USB port of the computer you want files from, copy/paste, remove drive and put back in laptop
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    Yes, it all depends on how much data you need to transfer. Burning to CD (or better still DVD) would be the most time and cost effective way for a few gigs. Or if they are non-media documents (very unlikely though, where's your music and videos? ), you may even upload them to a remote server ...
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