at a local store. So I can't comment on E-bay or other online sites. But I recently bought a video card from Newegg.com and was happy with the product, price and service.
You can't transfer programs from one hard drive to another. Programs need to be installed. So you will be need to use the original installation disk with the new computer. You can transfer data from one to another. Once you connect the old hard drive, your new computer should recognize it. With mine, I was able to move or copy files through Windows Explorer.
If you don't have the original disks, you may be SOL. I would recommend you download, install and run Belarc on the old computer. It will identify the programs installed with the product key numbers. Some programs require those numbers during the installation process.
While i study previous posts on this, wish to ask for feedback on buying and setting up a HD enclosure to access my win.98 info and programs from it's HD.
how do i know what size to get, price to pay (very cheap on ebay!) and other technical stuff before i jump?
really appreciate any comments or experience others wish to offer on this........