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Old 11-26-2003, 06:30 PM   #1
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About to install mandrake, quick question

I am on my way to install mandrake on one of my computers. I have windows xp on it as of now. My question is how do I check how much ram, hard drive space, and processor speed of my machine. The box I have, I did not purchase, it is a friends and I would like to find out what basically this machine is made of. I try to figure out processor speed, etc.. when the computer boots up, but the screen goes by too quickly. Any help would be appreatiated.

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Old 11-26-2003, 06:35 PM   #2
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You can get this information from the BIOS.
When you turn ON the PC (or reboot the PC), press the DEL key (hit it twice... just in case )

On some types of PCs, you may need to press F8 or ESC.
Old 11-26-2003, 06:43 PM   #3
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Thanks, thats what I am going to do :-)
Old 11-26-2003, 08:46 PM   #4
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Also there is a program you can run in windows.Its called Belarc Advisor and if you download it and install it will tell you anything and everything there is to possibly know about the pc and what is in it.Hell it will even tell you what the key number for windows is.This program was a recomendation from the screensavers for people looking to load linux so to know their system.
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On windows right click the My Computer icon on the desktop and then click 'properties"...that will tell you most of what you need.
Old 11-27-2003, 05:01 AM   #6
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Or at startup press the Pause key. As is obvious this wud pause the boot up and u can go thru all the info.

To continue booting press Enter


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