I'd remove the hard drive and place it in some USB drive housing. The new Mac can read both FAT32 and NTFS volumes so you can snag the files that way for not much money.
What's the new backup plan?
I bought a new MacBook a few weeks back, and I would like to transfer some files (Word, .jpgs, etc.) nothing to big. There are quite a few.
The problem is that my old laptop which is a Gateway PC running XP has some display problems. Once you turn it on the screen just goes crazy within a minute or two. So burning a CD is not a possibility.
I went to Best Buy and asked if there was a cable that would allow me to connect the two laptops and have my old one just act as a hard drive. The sales person said I need a data transfer cable which are pricy. He offered me a in store service for $100, but I think there has to be a better economical solution.
I was thinking that there may be some USB cord out there or using netwroking setup, since I do have access to a wireless router.