You cannot use a serial cable connection to connect a Windows XP-based computer to a Windows Vista-based computer

You cannot use a serial cable connection to connect a Windows XP-based computer to a Windows Vista-based computer

Article ID : 928354
Last Review : March 15, 2007
Revision : 1.4

SYMPTOMS

You cannot use a serial cable connection to connect a Microsoft Windows XP-based computer to a Windows Vista-based computer. For example, when you use a null modem serial cable such as a Laplink cable or a Bluetooth serial connection to connect the two computers, the connection does not work as expected.

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WORKAROUND

To work around this problem, use an alternative method to connect the two computers. For example, use a network connection with Ethernet cables. Alternatively, use a network hub to enable communication between the two computers.

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STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the Applies to section.

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MORE INFORMATION

For more information about how to transfer files and settings from one computer to another, visit the following Microsoft Web page:

http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/96d5d811-6d52-4dff-b39b-76c64a131dfe1033.mspx (http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/96d5d811-6d52-4dff-b39b-76c64a131dfe1033.mspx)

The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.

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APPLIES TO
• Windows Vista Ultimate
• Windows Vista Enterprise
• Windows Vista Business
• Windows Vista Home Premium
• Windows Vista Home Basic
• Windows Vista Starter
• Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit edition
• Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit edition
• Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit edition
• Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit edition
• Windows Vista Business 64-bit edition
• Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
• Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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