Ok, this is probably a really stupid question...
I have an old Windows XP computer with a 500GB HD. The memory cards are bad so it will no longer boot up. I've long since replaced this computer, but there are photos and whatnot that I'd like to recover. A friend suggested removing the HD and putting it in an enclosure. So if I do that, do I just plug it in to my new Win 8 computer and I'm good to go? Or will it try to boot up the XP ? All the Googling I've done on this gives instructions for formatting an old HD first, but I don't want to do that until I have everything I want off of it.
While I'm at it, any suggestions on the enclosure? There are way too many choices out there.