AL_n said:Thank you. Yes, this had accurred to me as an option. If I can get hold of
a PCMCIA-ethernet adapter and successfully get it working on the laptop, I
will do that. Otherwise I will pull the hard drive and connect it to an old
IDE desktop, if I can find the one I think I have somewhere.
How about taking the hard disk out of the old laptop and hooking it to a
motherboard port in the PC? What hardware interface does the laptop's
HDD use (IDE or SATA)? What HDD ports are available on the PC where you
want to transfer the files?
In fact, if you don't plan on using the old laptop (or put in a
different HDD), just leave the laptop's HDD mounted inside the case for
the desktop PC. There's nothing you can find that'll be faster than
attaching the old laptop HDD right to the PC's motherboard.
Save a backup image of your PC's HDD with the partition(s) for the OS.
Microsoft gets too intrusive on detecting Windows installations on old
HDDs that you add to a computer.