Is it possible?

  D-Frame 12:41 14 Sep 04
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Is it possible to send files from a Windows 98 Computer to a Windows XP(Pro) Laptop via a USB Cable? If so how can this be done?

  Diodorus Siculus 13:16 14 Sep 04

Yes, you need a special USB cable - data link, or data transfer cables they are called.

Ebuyer has some...

  TomJerry 13:17 14 Sep 04

Do not connect two PCs' usb ports using normal usb cable! You can fire two PCs by this.

You need special datalink cable.

USB1 version: Ebuyer USB File Transfer Cable For Data Communication 5MBPS Data Transfer Rate 2MTR Retail Box £5.87 click here

Usb 2 version: Faster but maynot work with 98: Ebuyer USB 2.0 Datalink Cable Retail Blister Pack £11.74 click here

Maplin also sell them, but cost more (I think it is £29.99 at maplin)

  kakasnarta 13:55 14 Sep 04

Yep a data cable is what you need I needed exactly the same XP desktop to ME laptop ,got mine from comp fair complete with software for £8.00 works fine no probs.

  D-Frame 11:28 15 Sep 04

So a USB Data cable is needed, ok thanks a lot, i'll see if i can get one :D

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