|Ok, I do not know what a "Tornado file share" is but it sounds like you want to share the databases and files. If so then why not just use the built in Windows Sharing that comes with XP. You simply right click the folder you want to be shared to other computers, then select properties and go to the Share Tab. There is a tutorial on Mircosoft's site. |
Now the Counterpoint POS. I have never worked with this POS before so there would be many questions. Does it have its own device which dials into your merchants account or does it use your internal modem? Does it even use a modem or does it connect through the internet.
As for getting your stuff off your old systems, I would purchase a burning software that is compatible with NT. I think NERO still supports NT but look on the side of the box to make sure. Then get an internal IDE ATA CD R/W Drive. A USB will not work because NT does not support USB as you have discovered. This is going to be the hard part because they do not sell IDE ATA any more and only sell SATA drives which I am sure your old system will not support. You may have to rely on either E-Bay or a friend that can hook you up with this older drive.
You best bet I hate to say is to get a computer consultant who has these systems at their disposal. Yes they are expensive. Also I would recommend you talk to the tech support for Counterpoint and ask them for help because they will have a better idea of how their system works.