Best way to move data between 2 laptops (Really old to not so old)
Posted on 2007-07-20
I have a few ideas now to but would appriciate some input.
First the senario.
1 VERY old laptop, one not so old laptop, and would like to move all relivant data between them. (Documents and settings, dial up settings etc...)
First important thing to say is theres no network port or card pcmcia or otherwise in the old laptop, hence not using a cross over networking cable.
This poor wee thing also has no cd/dvd writing ability.
It is also not my machine so me spending money on USB hard drive caddies/pcmcia cards I don't think I'll do.
The OS on this poor beast is Windows 98.
OS on the new beast is undetermined. (Yup I'm not kidding, but the good part is it means if I want to upgrade him as such I can)
When my mate asked me about this I thought laplink straight away with direct serial or parallel connection.
Also norton ghost (A real early version) I'm sure supported dumping images via direct serial.
I'm pretty sure for serial a cross over would be needed, but what for parallel for either of those options?
TrueImage does not seem to support this option however.
Comments, thoughts, suggestions, other ways and help more than welcome and appriciated.