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    New computer (windows XP)

    I bought a new Computer. I very assiduously backed up My docs, favorites, Quicken files to CD'S From my old computer. I used a program called backup exec by Veritas. Only Problem is that backup exec will not work with windows XP. I cannot even buy a new copy of Backup exec. because they do not make it. Is there any way that I can connect the two computers and download my files to the new computerI would sincerely appreciate any help and suggestions.

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    Re: New computer (windows XP)

    > Is there any way that I can connect the two computers and download my files to the new computer?

    If they both have network interface cards, you could network them together. If you don't have a hub or switch, you can use a "crossover cable" directly between the two NICs.

    Depending on the gigabyteage, CDs could be an attractive alternative to networking.

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    Re: New computer (windows XP)

    <hr>assiduously<hr>

    HMMM. Would my wife get mad if I used that word as a complement?Maybe if I left off the ly.?

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    Re: New computer (windows XP)

    I thank you for your answer. Keeping in mind that I am older than dirt and not very bright. The answers ned to be like Ned's first reader. What is a cross over cable and can I buy it at my computer store. I know that it sounds stupid. I have several cables around here, the kind that has a little screw thing attached.

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    Re: New computer (windows XP)

    A computer store can sell you a crossover cable if you tell them that's what you need. It looks like a normal network cable on the outside (except that it's often bright orange), but some of the wires are hooked up differently at one end. If this doesn't make any sense, well, that's normal if you haven't had to setup a network before. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> If you browse through our networking board, you'll see that it often is confusing as heck.

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    Re: New computer (windows XP)

    Yes you can find it at the computer store. It is a RJ45 Crossover. There is also a RJ45 Straight Cable. Just ask, they can point you in the right direction. Also the package will tell you. Read this How to tell the difference

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    Re: New computer (windows XP)

    Another tact here, if the old computer is still up and running, which it sounds like it is, would be to find a backup tool that DOES work with XP, and start over. Sorry I don't have any on the tip of my tongue. (Suggestions?) I would think that this would be a better alternative for you, since you a) already know how to use a backup program, and [img]/forums/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img] sound like you might be intimidated by networking your computers together.

    Another alternative would be to physically remove the hard drive from the old computer and install it in to the new one, a fairly simple procedure for someone with a little experience with computers, but again may be a little daunting if you've never done it before. I'd look for another backup program.

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    Re: New computer (windows XP)

    <hr> I am older than dirt and not very bright<hr>

    I very seldom find that to be true. Older then dirt is often times, wiser then most.

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