Linux went perfectly through the hardware change.
Detected the removed hardware and the new one and made the necessary changes and kept on working (it's a RedHat 7.1)
The suposed to be Plug&Play Windows NT 2000 just failed miserably by blowing up during startup.
Not even a rescue instalation could help it. :-)))))
So, I have ALL the files but I do have to re-install every single application that stores information in the registry....
Note to self: Export the registry as a text file, if you have to go through a hardware change again!
Anyway, I'm out of here for now and I'm heading home.
But I wanted just to wish you a very good rest of day!
See you all tomorrow!