install the old drive inside your new computer as a slave or even easier you could get an external USB case for the hard drive and connect it to the new PC by USB.
Either way, you will discover that you will need to TAKE OWNERSHIP of the files and folders or you will see "Access denied" error messages. Here is a link to doing so in Vista -
Ok here is my dilema...I have purchased a new pc . the old pc bit the dust, I had the hard drivbe removed and saved it. How can I get my files (ie: oisc abd such) off this hard drive to my new pc? Is there away to connect it to new, remeber I know nothing about the pc inside!! Thanks in advance. Old pc was windows xp new is window vista.