A tech in a store told me I could transfer files/documents, etc. to my new Windows 8 computer from my XP. He said to use a Cat5 ethernet cable to connect the 2 machines. I thought the XP computer would be visible from Windows Explorer like any device connected externally, but nothing happened. I only had one monitor, and that was connected to the new desktop. So I had the connection with cable to the XP with the machine turned on, but not able to visualize anything on it.
Can anyone tell me how to do this? Was the advice correct? There seem to be so many ways to backup/transfer files, but machine to machine seems the easiest, IF it can work.
Help would be very much appreciated. Thanks in advance.