Waiting for Connection Issue Windows vista to windows 10 upgrade

I am trying to transfer my vista computer files to my windows 10 new computer. I have completed the installations. I have plugged the adaptor into every port on each computer and continue to get a “waiting on connection” notice. I am in need of assistance to get a connection.

Hi Rita,

Thank you for posting about your transfer cable.

Given the behavior you’re describing, we’ll want to investigate which antivirus/security/firewall programs are installed on the systems, and see if we can temporarily disable them, as they might be blocking the connection.

In the taskbar/notification area (down by the clock), there should be an icon for the security software. Once we’ve found the icon, we’ll want to right-click it, and see if there’s an option along the lines of “Disable Firewall” or “Disable Protection”. If given the option of how long to disable protection, choose “Until System Restart” so that it doesn’t turn itself back on in the middle of the transfer.

The steps are a bit different depending on which antivirus you are using, so if you’re unable to find a way to disable it, please let me know the name of the antivirus software on each system and I’ll see if I can find any additional specific instructions to temporarily disable things.


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