But most of it doesn't seem very applicable to your situation. It mentions the registry key for Win9x systems but there isn't anything similar for Win2K. But it does suggest to just go into the Device Manager and remove all the devices by hand.
So that is what I would do. Before transfering the disk, go into the device manager and remove every single device that is listed. Then plug shutdown the machine and transfer the hard drive.
I did this before w/ 98SE and you can do the same thing by deleting the 'enum' key in the registry. That's what I wanted to do here but couldn't find the key, and I don't know if 2k has one similar.
I will look at the VIA site though. Thanks for that.