How do I connect my PC & Laptop?

June 11, 2009 at 07:14:55
Specs: Windows Vista

I am trying to connect my Laptop & PC as my laptop needs to be reinstalled.

My PC is on Windows XP (Emachines) and the Laptop is on Windows Vista (HP).

I am totally confused as to how & what I should be doing.

I have a wireless router & both connect to the router for the internet.

If someone could give me step by step advise that would be fantastic.

Louise xx

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June 11, 2009 at 08:21:08
What does your laptop needing to be reinstalled have to do with networking the two?

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June 11, 2009 at 08:23:22
I need to put all the information from the laptop on to the PC otherwise I will loose it.

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June 11, 2009 at 08:43:11
Most would get themselves a usb stick and xfer the data that way.

Especially if the laptop is infected or corrupted.

Otherwise get a crossover cable and connect the two nic ports.
Then go to Help and Support and lookup Networking Wizard. Launch the wizard and follow the instructions.

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June 11, 2009 at 08:45:46
don't think there is anything wrong with the laptop. Files are too big for a USB stick. I will look for advise else where.


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June 11, 2009 at 14:40:44
Files too big for usb? I have a 4gig stick in my hand right now. How big of files are we talking here?

Nothing wrong with the laptop then why are you reinstalling?

Not making a lot of sense here Lou_Lou

Did you miss the part of my post on HOW to network the two?

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June 11, 2009 at 14:46:21
I have been getting a blue dump screen for a few months now.

I have over 1,000 pictures and 40 albums to put onto the PC.

All I would like to know is can i connect the two via the router or do I need some sort of cable??

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