Connect my laptop an old pc

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Mary - Oct 22, 2009 at 01:48 PM
xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 - Oct 22, 2009 at 03:47 PM
Hello,
I would like to access an old computer via my laptop. Is this possible? I need to be able to read an old wordperfect 5.1.

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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,830
Oct 22, 2009 at 03:47 PM
There is no easy/magic way to "access an old PC". If you can get online with the old computer you can email yourself a copy of the document.
If the old computer has a network port you can connect the two computers via a "crossover cable" and set-up a 2 computer network and allow security access to the old hard drive. Another option is two buy an external hard drive enclosure and remove the hard drive from the old system. You attach the drive adapter, via a USB cable, to the laptop. Since the old hard drive is ancient, in PC terms, this may not be cost effective.

Good Luck
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