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Using Winlink is probably the easiest way to install Windows 95 or other
large software packages distributed on CD-ROM if you have access to another
computer with a CD-ROM drive.

[C] Date: Sun, 18 Jul 1999 20:22:05 -0700
From: Matt <unwinator>

Windows 95 comes with something called a direct cable connection--it
allows two computers to network over a parallel cable.  However, it is
not installed by default, so you may not have it.  Go to: Start -->
Programs --> Accessories and see if it listed.  If it is, you will need
another computer running 95 that also has direct cable connection
installed.  If it is not installed on the other machine, you will have
to install it by going to: Control Panel --> Add/Remove Programs, click
the "Windows setup" tab, and find direct cable connection under the
communications subsection.  You will need a special cable to make this
work.  Tell your local computer dealer what you are trying to do and
they can give you the right one.  If direct cable connection is not
installed on the Aero, this option won't work.

[C] Date: Fri, 30 Apr 1999 02:30:26 -0700
From: Gordy Gale

I couldn't get direct cable connection to work either with a Laplink
cable on LPT1 or a serial cable on COM 1. So after talking to a really
nice guy at Compaq support, he came up with a cool work around.
Use Hyper Terminal with a serial data transfer cable for null modem
applications on COM 1. Open Hyper Terminal on the desktop and call the
session anything you want, then select Com 1 from the pull down menu in
place of your installed modem. Do the same on the Aero. To test, type AT
on the desktop, you should see the letters on the Aero. Then type AT on
the Aero and see if it shows up on the desktop. If it does, you're in
business. Then select send file on the desktop, and double click on a
.cab file in your WIN95 directory, then replace the file name with *.*
so the path is there, but now it send all files in your WIN95 directory
instead of the single file. For instance, C:\Windows\WIN95\win95_02.cab
would now be 
C:\windows\WIN95\*.* and all files in the whole folder will now
transfer.
Then name the directory where you want the folders to end up on the Aero
and hit send on the desktop and you're off. Hope this helps those of you
who don't want to invest in a CD Drive or network card to get the files
transferred. So far I have only tested this at selected speeds up to
19200 and throughput is actually at 1864 cps. VERY SLOW but if you don't
have a CD Drive and if you can't get DCC to work, this is just fine as
an alternative. BTW, I used Z Modem as the protocol.

[C] Date: Sun, 02 May 1999 00:29:50 -0700
From: Gordy Gale

I have now tested the tranfer of files between my desktop and Aero using
Hyper Terminal at speeds up to 115200 baud with no problems at all.
Anything over that, and you get an error message. You do this transfer
with a null serial cable on COM 1. You can also access any files on CD
Drives with this method also. And you don't need to have file and
printer sharing installed or enabled. Hope this is helpful to those of
you out there who are trying to get your WIN95 .cab files over to your
Aeros.

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