Re: How to? Connect 2 PC's without router?
The easiest & Fastest way to do what you want is this one:
Shut down both computers, open them, unmount your old hard drive, mount it on your new computer ***, turn on your new computer, press "DEL" key while botting (or what the manual says to enter setup), make shure your machine recognizes the old drive, press F10 or what the BIOS says to save the new configuration, let windows start, open Explorer and copy folders or files from the old drive to the new one.
*** to physicaly install the old drive on your new machine you can use an unused IDE cable conector or use another IDE cable conected to the motherboard controller (40 pin connector), make shure the red strip on the cable get on "PIN 1" on the drive & IDE controller on the motherboard, if you use an existing cable from the new computer, you must check the jumpers of both drives conected to the same cable, most drives have illustrations showing you where to place jumpers to make each drive a master drive or a slave one, the drive on the middle conector must be salve, the drive on the extreme of the cable must be master.
When you have copied what you want, make shure to shutdown the machine, unplug the old drive, restore original jumper configuration on all drives, restart your computer entering BIOS setup again so the computer knows that the second drive is not more installed, return your old drive to your old machine, close them, and you now have what you want.
Jose Ignacio Mendieta Vera.