Originally Posted by james2025a
Well the cable i bought is a Net/Data link cable like the one you posted the link to.
From the page that was linked to for the cable by Nifty:
Now you can Download Microsoft's Windows Easy Transfer Companion from our driver directory. This powerful addition to the Easy Transfer Cable allow you to transfer programs from one system to the other. http://support.microsoft.com/kb931696
Eliminates need to set up a complex network
However, it seems that KB was rumored to have been pulled, however I did find this:
I have never done this as I've had no need since I've always transferred files via my network. As was stated previously you could also buy a crossover cable and connect the computers via their NICs directly, but again, most folks these days have a network that they can use to transfer files, etc, or use an external USB drive, etc.