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Easiest move 2000Pro to XPPro AND Pentium4 machine to Core 2 Duo machine

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Currently run a P2P network with a Pentium 4/Win 2000 Pro machine (IDE HD)  as the pseudo "server".  I picked up a XP Pro upgrade disk and a Core 2 Duo machine (SATA HD).  I want to use the new core 2 duo machine/XP as the new server.  However I want to make this transition as easy as possible.  

I was thinking that the easiest way to do this would be to use Acronis to do a bare metal image of the current server and restore the image to the new machine (supposedly possible to new hardware, see http://www.acronis.com/enterprise/products/ATICW/).  Then do the XP upgrade, install any necessary drivers and be good to go.  I wouldn't have to configure the network/networked software, install software, updates ,etc.  That would be great if this resulted in a stable machine.  

This seems like the easiest and quickest way to go.  Any negatives to doing this?  Any other ideas?  Easy, quick, and a stable end computer is what I'm looking for.  Thanks in advance.  
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Well it is supposed to work according to Acronis, and they do have a good reputation in general.
You really have nothing to loose since you will still have the original machine available if it does not work.

Just remember that you probably will not be able to have both running at the same time due to name/ IP conflicts.

I hope this helps !
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Thanks SysExpert.  No other responses I guess.  I'm pretty lazy and this seems like the easiest way to go.  Appreciate the input.  
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