I have been unable to find the correct type of cable to connect a laptop to my desktop (Envy 23). The shop I have been to claims to have provided me with every type of lead/cable available, and none of them fit the portals on my computer? I need to connect the laptop to the desktop to download information such as documents and pictures.
1. a "cross-over" Ethernet cable. The "send" and "receive" wires at one end connect to "receive" and "send" wires at the other end. Then, enable Windows "file-sharing" (exactly "how" depends on which version(s) of Windows your computers are using).
2. If you have a "router" in your home, to "split" the incoming Internet connection to allow multiple computers to wired/wirelessly share that connection, and both computers are connected (wired or wirelessly) to that router, using the usual "straight-through" Ethernet cables, then enable Windows "file-sharing" across your home network.
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