I am in the proces of doing something similar, transferring two different systems(98se to XPPro and XPPro to XPPro). My OS's are functional for now, so I was thinking of using PCRelocator Ultra. In my research I did find a relocator software that only requires installation on the target machine and not the source. It claims to transfer data and programs. The name is StepUp Pc migration tool @ cellarstone.com so check it out, since it requires install only on the target machine it doesn't matter that your win98 OS is toast!! Good luck, M.