Lol, good to know. And it's not all surprising I suppose.No, reinstall. Even Windows 7 was a lil high on the poop factor for transplanting into other systems. XP pretty much shat the bed when moving systems which was built upon a lot of the win2k tech.
You might have better success imaging the drive and rolling it into a virtual machine, so that any hypervisor like VMware workstation could leverage it.
Not really, find whatever tool you prefer. Personally I would just do it manually in linux because you can DD the volume to get a 1:1 clone and use qemu to convert to vmdk or whatever other container format you wantDo you have any thoughts on the clone procedure?
qemu-img convert -O vmdk imagefile.dd vmdkname.vmdk`