i need the quickest way

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  1. pinkshirtphotos

    pinkshirtphotos site moron

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    need the quickest way to transfer ~10 gig of files from one computer to another (windows to mac) i do not have an external hard drive. only idea i have is burn a bunch of cds. (i would do dvd but i cannot install drivers into the computer with the files, so cd would be the only thing like that) maybe do they make a cable i can connect the computers together with?

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  2. BikeMike

    BikeMike Monkey

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    You should connect the computers with a USB cable. duh!
    It'll go something like this:
    Computer 1: ...uhh..hello..other computer?...
    Computer 2: ...yep...
    Computer 1: ...well...
    Computer 2: (aside) boy this is awkward too bad we can't do anything like this
    Computer 1: ...
    Computer 2: ...
     
  3. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    Nothing? Nothing? Hello, is this thing on?
     
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    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    Have you considered the file moving power of prayer?
     
  5. Dartman

    Dartman Old Bastard Mike

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    How are you at networking?
     
  6. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    1. firewire target disk mode if your PC is unlame enough to support it
    2. two ethernet cables + a router
    3. crossover ethernet cable + manual IP addresses on the same subnet
    4. best buy Geek Squad to the rescue for $$$
    5. ask one of your classmates
    6. use the iPod's hard disk mode as, well, a hard disk
     
  7. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    winner.
     
  8. Dartman

    Dartman Old Bastard Mike

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    Teh Jeebus will save your files.
     
  9. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    buy an external hard drive casing for like $30, take the HD out of the windows machine, install to external casing. BAM!


    Kinda like birthing a goat, right? Only without the afterbirth mess.
     
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    jcook90 Turbo Monkey

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    Share all the files on the old computer and they should show up in the network places or mac equivalent on the new one, both of which would be hooked to a router. Works for me
     
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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    pinkshirtphotos site moron

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    6 was the winner!
     
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    Something that should have been addressed by the whole industry ten or twenty years ago.
     
  15. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Most ethernet cards and switches now support auto-MDIX.

    Actually, gigabit requires the use of Auto-MDIX as part of the standard.