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Post by Flamingo on Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:02 pm

Is it possible to get Data Transfer Cables to use with LapLink PC Mover here or in Guad? I am finally getting a new computer but I need data transfer cables to move my programs to the new machine. They say you MUST have the $40 LapLink cable but I suspect any decent quality cable would do.
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Re: Data transfer cables

Post by zenwoodle on Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:12 pm

Laplink... now there is a blast from the distant past Beer 
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Re: Data transfer cables

Post by Zedinmexico on Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:35 am

You need software and a USB cable to connect the two computers. Laplink was a
piece of software with various types of connecting cables from the old days. Maybe
they are still around.

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Post by Ezzie on Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:56 am

I have a Tornado data transfer cable I could loan you if you would like to use something like that. It is for USB 2.0.

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Post by HelperGuy on Sat Jul 13, 2013 12:02 pm

Haven't done anything like that in years, thanks to Windows 7 networking, USB memory, and external hard drives. Hard to say from Laplink's website, but probably quite true:

"What's so unique about Laplink USB cables?

USB was designed as a PC-to-peripheral communication mechanism. Because of this design, it is not possible to plug a passive cable between the USB ports of two computers and transfer information. In fact, if you try this with an ordinary USB cable, you'll short the two power supplies together, possibly destroying one or both machines. Laplink cables include the necessary electronics to allow for the fastest peer-to-peer communication between the computers.
Why aren't all USB cables compatible with all Laplink products?

Different USB cables use different chips in the middle. To create the fastest connection, we use only the best cables and chipsets available. As we improve Laplink software, we find that certain cables just aren't fast enough."


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Post by Flamingo on Sat Jul 13, 2013 12:07 pm

Last time I did this, I used an external hard drive. I had forgotten that. I have been setting up a "home" network since Win 95 so I expect Win 7 wouldn't be that hard. If a network is reasonably fast, I can just do that. Thanks.

Thanks Ezzie, I may take you up on that if the network has issues.
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Post by HelperGuy on Sat Jul 13, 2013 12:11 pm

Win 7 has the best networking since Windows started. And you can't get any faster transfer speeds.

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Post by sparks on Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:24 pm

Flamingo wrote: I need data transfer cables to move my programs to the new machine.

Are you sure you can transfer programs ... or did you just mean files. Programs need to be installed and not just copied
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Re: Data transfer cables

Post by Flamingo on Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:04 pm

LapLink PC Mover moves whole programs. I have used it successfully before.
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Post by sparks on Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:40 am

I haven't used LapLink since they used printer port cables and it was pretty basic then
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Post by Zedinmexico on Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:39 am

I think Helperguy has the easiest solution and that is to network them together.

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Re: Data transfer cables

Post by Eldergeek on Sun Jul 14, 2013 1:32 pm

When connecting computers for LapLink via Ethernet you need a special crossover cable. I have one if you want to borrow it.
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Post by Flamingo on Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:15 pm

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I need to take you up on your kind offer. I think the stupid 30 day Norton hosed my network. It worked fine for the "easy data transfer" but today (when I want to run Laplink) the computers can't see each other and the troubleshooter says it is a Firewall issue. And Norton won't let me turn off their firewall GRRR
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