I did place a Win2K drive from a tower machine into an external enclosure connected via USB and was actually able to boot from it. XP was able to see the drive. However, if all you wish to do is transfer a few files, it might be easier and cheaper to just temporarily connect the drive to an internal IDE port. The only risk here is that XP will see the hardware change and put one checkmark against your quota before reactivation is needed.
Here is my situation. Recently had my Win2k machine go bad (motherboard/processor) so I got a new machine and now I need to transfer some of the files from my old HD over to the new one. The new machine is running XP SP2. Will I be able to buy an enclosure and hook it up via the USB connector to my new machine and move those files over? Like I mentioned before, the old HD has Windows 2000 on it.
I've read several threads on here concerning similar instances but haven't seen one yet that involves Win2k and XP working together like this.
Any help would be appreciated.