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    laptop connecting to pc???

    Really easy one this guys (i think). Basically i need to do some work on a friends laptop but they have stuff on it they want to keep. The problem is the cd rom drive is busted so i cant ghost it and the amount of data they need to save is a couple of GB in size and i dont have a flash drive. SOOOOOO is there anyway of connecting the laptop to my pc so i can ghost it to there??? or a least so i can copy all the relevant stuff off? 1. is it easy to do and 2. what equipment do i need to do it. 3 where can i get the leads etc from?? I know this is probably stupidly easy but ive never had to do it before., thanks

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    have both got a network card? If so, a crossover cable between the two should sort it, even better if its a relatively new pc (intel after 855 ish, nforce3/4) in which case you can use a standard patch lead. Failing that you can get usb file transfer cables, but ive never used one, so i dont know how good they are.

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    Cheers for that, My PC is pretty new Nforce 4 board, but the laptop is pretty old still running windows ME i think - one of the reasons its such a pain to do!

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    • herulach's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI Z97 MPower
      • CPU:
      • i7 4790K
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Vengeance LP
      • Storage:
      • 1TB WD Blue + 250GB 840 EVo
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 2* Palit GTX 970 Jetstream
      • PSU:
      • EVGA Supernova G2 850W
      • Case:
      • CM HAF Stacker 935, 2*360 Rad WC Loop w/EK blocks.
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 8.1
      • Monitor(s):
      • Crossover 290HD & LG L1980Q
      • Internet:
      • 120mb Virgin Media
    Then you have no issues i dont think, assuming it has a network connection, a normal patch lead should work fine.

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