| Originally posted by Infernicus |
im making a new build, can i simply plug a LAN wire from one CPU to another and copy the files? or am i just hoping for it to be too easy =P
Depends what files you speak of.
You cant transfer windows.
You also can't copy over program directories.
Most programs and games need to be installed on the computer you want to use them on. During the installation process values are added to the registry that the program or game needs to run correctly. And those aren't copied to the registry when you copy files.
Now there are some games that don't need to be installed. For example, I have a folder with star trek bridge commander in it. The setup and excutable are both within along with all game files. I can run the game from there or install it if I choose. So I can simply copy that directory to any computerIi want and the game will run Fine without installation.
As for music, documents, videos abd data files you can easily transfer them so long as the directory they are within is set to be shared over a network. Which you set within the properties of that directory.