So, my mother went out and bought herself a laptop a few months ago. In the meantime, she had taken her old XP desktop and put it away in the closet. She threw away the mouse and keyboard, and gave away her LCD monitor. NOW she decides that she wants to retrieve the files that are in her desktop and put them on her laptop. She went and bought a PC transfer cable, and expects me to take car of it for her. I am pretty sure that her old machine has to be hooked up to do this. Am I wrong, or should I tell her to cram it and bring her shit to Staples so they can take care of it? Thank you in advance for your fine technical advice.