If the machines are very very close and it's a Dell OEM Windows then it might, just might work.
Repairing an OS after the move is, in my opinion not worth the effort compared to reinstall or even better "XP PARALLEL INSTALL" which I used a lot back then.
Do you feel lucky?
My old Dell GX280 died (won't POST). CPU Fan runs like it's going to take off. MoBo Caps look good. Power supply checks OK. Swapped out P4 CPU - still no POST.
I'm buying a refurbished GX280 with 40GB HDD on eBay.
Question? Will I be able to just pull the old 250GB HDD from the dead GX280 and install it in the refurb or is there more to it than that? Both have MS XP Pro SP3 installed.