Text File Transfer using Hyperterminal
Installing Hyperterminal on Vista
For Windows versions prior to Vista, Hyperterminal was included by default in
At present, it is a "free for personal use" download
Edit: Hilgraeve no longer makes a free version available, but if you don't have a version on your Windows CD then you can easily find it (or even better programs) on the Web.
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