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Whats the easiest way to FTP to an XP pc

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I have an old XP computer lying around that I took out of its old small flat case and put into a tower so I can add a wireless and graphics card too so I can have a PC in living room as well as the be… Read More
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7y, 6m agoPosted 7 years, 6 months ago
I have an old XP computer lying around that I took out of its old small flat case and put into a tower so I can add a wireless and graphics card too so I can have a PC in living room as well as the bedroom.

It sounds silly but I wanted to install World Of Warcraft onto it but dont want to spend hours installing updates so decided to just install from my disc, then copy the folder from my main desktop to my laptop, take laptop upstairs and connect laptop to XP pc and copy files over.

Problem is I am finding this hard as I cannot get into the XP PC, I can log into it via my laptop but not the desktop into the laptop

Could I log in via my Vista laptop then just go into public folder and copy and paste files?
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7y, 6m agoPosted 7 years, 6 months ago
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#1
The puter that you are wanting to send files to, can it go online? Register with "adrive" or "humyo" and upload the files to that, then go online, log in to your account, and download them to the puter you want them on.
Maybe not the quickest, but easy :thumbsup:
#2
The other way is just to copy them on to a usb stick, or an external HD, and then plug that in to the puter you want them on...
#3
Lol that wouldnt work as the files come to almost 15 gig, thanks anyway.

When I go back upstairs to go to bed will check then what I think might work.
#4
I can send you a site to use, but I think it is 5gig max per file, per upload..?
The external HD would work though...
#5
Make sure the folder containing the updates is shared by Right click > Sharing and security - make the folder available on the network and browse to it from the other pc. If this doesn't work check firewall settings. Make sure the pc isn't being blocked from the pc you wish to access.
#6
I used the free software - filezilla to do this kind of thing when I wanted to transfer files on a network.

Its easy to use, v.quick setup and good for the future. Make sure you dfownload the right version for each pc, there are host and client versions.
if youre stuck google is your friend, filezilla is quite well documented. :thumbsup:
#7
Using Windows file sharing is probably the easiest way to go, you should be able to copy the files directly from the Vista machine by sharing the folder then going to start, run and \\vistacomputername on the XP machine. However you'll need to check your Vista security settings as by default Vista tends to be restrictive on what is allows for file sharing. Make sure file sharing is enabled and set it not to require a password, also make sure the firewall on both PCs is set to allow file sharing.

John
#8
make sure both pcs are using the same workgroup name
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amzmalhotra
I used the free software - filezilla to do this kind of thing when I wanted to transfer files on a network.

Its easy to use, v.quick setup and good for the future. Make sure you dfownload the right version for each pc, there are host and client versions.
if youre stuck google is your friend, filezilla is quite well documented. :thumbsup:


I recommend this also, use filezilla server on the computer you want to connect to then just use any FTP client to transfer files over

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