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I bought and old firefly 20gb hard drive and was wondering if there is a program or app I could use to open and view files on my window 8.1 laptop

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You could buy an external HDD case that's compatible with the type and size of drive you bought. Probably SATA or IDE. The external HDD plugs into your USB port and will automatically be recognized by the Win 8.1 OS

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Yes it does matter. XP was configured for the old Toshiba and this will only work if both Toshiba laptops are exactly the same model.
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0. find your original Dell "System Restore" set of CD/DVD disks, or order a replacement set from Dell, or run software on your computer to burn a set of "System Restore" disks.
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OR.................

if both the "old" and "new" disk-drives are SATA, and you have a desktop computer with two "unused" SATA ports, you can use software, such as the commercially-sold "Partition Magic", to "clone" the old disk-drive, and to "expand" the volume to span all the "unused/unallocated" space on the new drive, e.g., copy 20GB from "old" to "new", and then "expand" the 20GB partition to the full size of the "new" disk-drive. Install the new drive into your notebook computer, and enjoy the additional "free" space.


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Open another Window using Explorer and resize it so you can see the contents of your C: drive.

Then simply drag your files and folders from the caddy to the C: drive where you want them.

Remember that transferring program files will NOT help you as many of the files needed to run a program are located in other folders such as yours Windows directory. You will need to reinstall any software you wish to use.

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Have you tried everything?

Perform the steps given below to increase your system performance.

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Select the software (one at the time) from the list and click on the Add/Remove button and follow the online screen instructions.

Erase unnecessary files in the windows temp folder.
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Double Click the windows folder. This is typically C:\Windows.
Double Click the temp folder. This is typically C:\Windows\temp.
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Close all applications.
Disable your screen saver.
Disable all the programs on the taskbar if possible.
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Click Accessories.
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Now, antivirus program? Have you got one?
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