Connecting 2 computers running different OSs

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HRM - Mar 26, 2010 at 09:46 PM
xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 - Mar 26, 2010 at 09:49 PM
The laptop is running Vista and has wireless routing capabilities in addition to Ethernet port. The tower is running XP, has Ethernet port but no wireless routing capabilities. I need to use the tower's huge HDD to backup the laptop (and visa versa). What would be the easiest way to do that? I am willing to spend some money on a good easy to use router, crossover cable, etc.
Thanks for your help.

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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,829
Mar 26, 2010 at 09:49 PM
a crossover cable is the fastest and cheapest method. You can read about networking at this web site:
https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-set-up-a-network-4097198

Good Luck
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