Have an old laptop with Windows XP Pro and a new one with Linux Mint 13 LTS.
I want to transfer my personal files from the old machine to the new one. Firstly I thought using crossover cable but I don't have one and instead of this I have two drive bays on the old machine. So, I can mount the HDD from the new laptop to the old one and just copy the files from one HDD to another. (On the new laptop I'm using an SSD for the OS, so the HDD has just two partitions - one for swap and one for data storage.)
The problem is that the HDD from the new laptop is formatted as
ext4 and I'm not sure whether I could write to it from Windows XP.
Any ideas if it would work?