Need to know if I can download from

Jennifer January 31, 2009 at 13:35:24
Specs: Windows XP
I bought a hp dv1000 that had been completly erased. I had to pay to get a operating system and xp put on it. I want to know if i can download programs from my pc to my laptop using a usb cable?

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#1
January 31, 2009 at 15:23:54
I have heard that you can toast the usb ports.
"using a homemade setup"

You can buy a special usb connector that comes with the software though.

I would think a ethernet cable would be easier.
Need a crossover cable....not a straight through cable.

You are talking files right and not full programs like Office,winrar or Adobe.
Those need to be installed from scratch.

Might be quicker to just connect the laptop to the internet and redownload the programs.

Hope this of some help


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#2
January 31, 2009 at 15:47:36
Sometimes a straight-through cable will work. Or, you can buy a USB to IDE cable, remove the drive from the laptop and connect to the HP via the USB cable. Here's what you'd want: http://the-gadgeteer.com/2005/08/21...

You can copy the program install/setup executables, but if you want to run those programs on the HP, you'll need to install them. You can't just copy the program folder to another drive/partition and expect it to work (for most programs.)

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown


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#3
February 1, 2009 at 03:15:53
You don't need to buy any more equipment.You have some options for doing a pc to pc connection. Parallel, serial, cat crossover and rj-11 cables. If you have a switch and 2 cat5 cables you can set up the connection. Your best bet is to get a crossover cable and do a pc to pc connection, assigning each network card an ip and subnet mask. Example: pc1:192.168.1.2 255.255.255.0 | pc2: 192.168.1.3 255.255.255.0.

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#4
February 1, 2009 at 13:58:24
I'd love to know how to transfer using a phone (RJ-11) cable.

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown


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#5
February 1, 2009 at 14:09:32
Jennifer, did you try to buy a restore set for the computer? If available it should include the kind of programs you are referring to.

If you bought a retail version of WinXP all is not lost. That copy and the license are worth something. I recommend you contact HP and see if restore disks are available for your laptop.

What you are attempting to do will not work.


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#6
February 1, 2009 at 17:13:31
The over a phone line is actually easy.
A bit slow if transfering large files, but that's why beer and chips were invented.

Home connect......there are both cards and usb setups. This is old tech so I bet you can find a set on ebay for pennies. I prefered the usb.


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