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Ext User(Fred J)
02-06-2007, 03:03 AM
It appears that the Easy Transfer Cable is a special USB cable
designed for communication between an XP and Vista system. It seems
to me, that the same cable with the appropriate driver, could be used
between 2 XP systems. I am not interested in running the Easy
Transfer software, rather just having a means to provide a quick link
between two XP machines. I would think that with the proper driver,
one of the machines could look like a peripheral device. I image this
is one of the things that the Easy Transfer Cable software provides
and I am guessing that it makes the Vista machine look like a
periheral.

Is there something electrically special about the Easy Transfer Cable
or is the magic in the driver, and if so, has some enterprising person
written that driver to run under XP?

Thank you,
Fred Jacobowitz

Ext User(SingaporeWebDesign)
02-06-2007, 03:03 AM
Hello,

Yes, it is a special cable.

See
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/248
http://www.usb.org/about/faq/ans5

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"Fred J" <swim.instructor@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> It appears that the Easy Transfer Cable is a special USB cable
> designed for communication between an XP and Vista system. It seems
> to me, that the same cable with the appropriate driver, could be used
> between 2 XP systems. I am not interested in running the Easy
> Transfer software, rather just having a means to provide a quick link
> between two XP machines. I would think that with the proper driver,
> one of the machines could look like a peripheral device. I image this
> is one of the things that the Easy Transfer Cable software provides
> and I am guessing that it makes the Vista machine look like a
> periheral.
>
> Is there something electrically special about the Easy Transfer Cable
> or is the magic in the driver, and if so, has some enterprising person
> written that driver to run under XP?
>
> Thank you,
> Fred Jacobowitz
>

Ext User(Fred J)
02-06-2007, 03:57 AM
On Jun 1, 9:14 am, "SingaporeWebDesign"
<SingaporeWebDesign_...@bootstrike.com> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> Yes, it is a special cable.
>
> Seehttp://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/248http://www.usb.org/about/faq/ans5
>
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> Singapore Website Designhttp://www.bootstrike.com/Webdesign/
> Singapore Web Hostinghttp://www.bootstrike.com/WinXP/faq.html
> Windows XP FAQ
>
> "Fred J" <swim.instruc...@gmail.com> wrote in message
>
> news:1180703116.325551.96460@u30g2000hsc.googlegro ups.com...
>
> > It appears that theEasyTransferCable is a specialUSBcable
> > designed for communication between an XP and Vista system. It seems
> > to me, that the same cable with the appropriate driver, could be used
> > between 2 XP systems. I am not interested in running theEasy
> >Transfersoftware, rather just having a means to provide a quick link
> > between two XP machines. I would think that with the proper driver,
> > one of the machines could look like a peripheral device. I image this
> > is one of the things that theEasyTransferCable software provides
> > and I am guessing that it makes the Vista machine look like a
> > periheral.
>
> > Is there something electrically special about theEasyTransferCable
> > or is the magic in the driver, and if so, has some enterprising person
> > written that driver to run under XP?
>
> > Thank you,
> > Fred Jacobowitz

Thanks for the information. It was just what I was looking for. On
another note, is it better to do the same with a FIREWIRE cable?

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