[dba-Tech] Chromebook horror
fuller.artful at gmail.com
Sun Jul 12 07:01:44 CDT 2020
On Fri, Jul 10, 2020 at 5:01 PM Gary Kjos <garykjos at gmail.com> wrote:
> How to tell a Chromebook's hardware info.....
> On Fri, Jul 10, 2020 at 2:45 PM Arthur Fuller <fuller.artful at gmail.com>
> > In the spirit of experimentation I thought I'd buy a Chromebook. I did
> > manage to connect it to my wifi, and that's when the horrors began. I
> > couldn't remember my Google password and so logged in as a guest, and
> now I
> > can't escape that login. (I have recovered my Google password, but cannot
> > sign in as me because I've condemned myself to Guest.)
> > I watched a video about how to install Windows 10 on a Chromebook. The
> > vidBelarc works only on Windows and the Settings button doesn't seem to
> > have a Windows-like option that will tell you what's inside, so how can I
> > learn this? I can't even find the model number. All I know is that it's
> > made by HP and the salesperson said it's got 32 gigs, but that person -
> > obviously untrained - claimed it was 32 gigs of RAM, which was the
> > I bought it. Idiot me; it must mean that it contains a 32 GB hard disk
> > who knows, maybe 4GB of RAM. No way I can know without figuring out
> > Chrome's equivalent of Belarc Advisor or Computer.
> > If I can, I will convert this to a Windows 10 machine, run Belarc and see
> > what I've been suckered into buying, and then decide what to do with it.
> > Maybe I'll give it to Nellie's, a shelter for abused women in the
> > neighbourhood, to which I donate $10 a month -- and then go buy a
> > laptop.
> > I got suckered by price. My bad.
> > --
> > Arthur
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