transfer files from the old computer XP to new Vista computer

I want to transfer files from my old computer with XP to Vista new computer

using a USB cable. tried the transfer Assistant, without success.


You need a transfer cable as in this Google search, not a regular USB cable.
You have flash drives? You can use them. DVD as well, but it takes more time.

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