What's the problem Pig Cat? I'd just connect up the hard drive and copy over the folders containing the stuff you want to keep (My Documents, My Pictures....etc.). No point in copying over your whole C: drive.
I'm just beginning to think it would be a good idea if I occasionally saved stuff to CDs.....every time I upgrade my computer, another few years of family photos bites the dust.
You guys are waaaay ahead of me.