Certainly cannot hurt to try. Probably the only problem that may arise is the XP OS may not recognize the new hardware.
I came home today to discover a power outage killed my pc. It's a pc that was running Windows XP Media Center Edition, SP2. I'm hoping to salvage the data off the harddrive if it wasn't totally fried. My question: Would a computer running Windows 98 be able to read the harddrive that was in my XP pc, just enough to get the files off? I'm thinking I could convert my XP's internal harddrive into an external drive just long enough to grab the data off it. Possible? Thanks for your quick response!