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My ex-son in law left a desktop computer w/o the hard drive. I believe it is a HP but other than knowing it's a newer gaming computer I know nothing about it. I would like to know if it's worth putting a hard drive (ssd) into it before spending $$ on it. How do I find the processor model, mother board model, etc.

The reason I ask, I have a Lenovo desktop that won't be upgrading to Windows 11 because of the processor and I don't want to make another mistake.

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  • Yingdong
    Yingdong ✭✭✭
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    Most time you can see specs in bios/uefi which the system should boot in without storage since bios/uefi chips are soldered on motherboard.

    Or, you can simply tell by looking at the gpu/ram label while the cpu would involve in removal of the heatsink.

    Or, you can turn a usb drive into a windows PE drive, which can give you a very basic os which you can boot to see spec in device manager.

    Or, you can just grab a $15 256gb ssd from micro center/ $6 500gb hdd from ebay and install OS on it, it's not that expensive after all.


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