Preparing donated computers
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Revision as of 21:36, 8 September 2009 by CarolineM (Created page with '==Preparing Donated Computers for Sugar on a Stick Usages== # Wipe the disk drive if the computer has a harddrive. We used DBAN it takes a while, generally about an hour, per …')
Preparing Donated Computers for Sugar on a Stick Usages
# Wipe the disk drive if the computer has a harddrive. We used DBAN it takes a while, generally about an hour, per computer. Thus it might be best to do this as they come in. Test by trying to boot. After the disk is wiped the computer should no longer boot Windows. # Turn on the computer and go into the BIOS. Use this to record the CPU type and speed and RAM of the computer. # Reset the BIOS to factory settings # Set the BIOS to boot from USB, Floppy, CD, Harddrive if possible. - We may want to change that when we get an installable boot-helper we may want to install that on the hard drive.