Hi, my brother recently bought a desktop computer from an auction and now realises it has no operating system (apparently all computers get wiped when sold at auctions due to the data protection act?) Please can anyone tell me if he is able to tell what hard drive it has and what processor? There is nothing on the side of the pc (No spec, no windows licence etc) Thank you!
PS what may help is Download Linux Live CD this runs from a CD so nothing is loaded to the Hard Drive it only uses such things as Memory etc nothing is loaded to the Drive. click here Most of them include all you need like Office software games etc. after running it you may be able to find out what Hardware is in the comp. if you know where to look
BIOS will tell you the Hard Drive that's fitted. You could start with a easy one like Puppy Linux. near the top of the list and don't think it a very big download as it fits on mini disc. it will give you a sample of what its like without loading it. then if you like linux you could try others till you find what fits your taste
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