Discussion in 'Gaming and Software' started by mushroom, Dec 16, 2008.

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  1. I have some files on an old Toshiba laptop that I want to transfer to my desktop.

    The tosh runs windows 98 and doesn't support Memory sticks/external hard drives or even card readers. Leastways not the ones that I've got.

    The files are all about 2mb so they won't fit onto my one remaining floppy disc.

    Any ideas would be gratefully received.

    PS - I'm an aged tech biff so simple as poss please.
  2. Buy/make a crossover cable and connect both NICs together. Job done.
  3. Email them from one account to another and pick them up on the Desktop
  4. Damn you!! I was hoping that he would at least have to "work a little" to get his files across :twisted:
  5. Where i work still runs on windows NT, all USB points disabled and it wont except external disks without being sheep dipped.

    Its the only way I get to move files around
  6. Sounds familiar!
  7. Love the MOD don't ya
  8. If you cant use email, you could always install a compression program such as winzip/winrar/winace to compress the files until they will fit on your floppy drive then transfer and unzip at the other side. Compression depends on the type of files but if you look around there are some that compress by up to 50%. You can in fact use a memory stick with windows 98, this link will explain how to install the drivers.

    Hope that helps.
  9. Thanks guys I'll give it a go later.