Hello All, I've been a computer programmer for 13 years or so (C++) in Melbourne, Australia (from banking apps to telephony, CTI, etc). Over the last 2 years I moved to East Gippsland which is in the country (4 hr East of Melb) to help with my wifes family business and to have a change. We make Concrete Pre Cast Panels for building Industrial Shed, SUpermarkets, etc. And also have a Crane Hire business. Quite a change from computing. Am now trying to start up a thing where I get old computers from people, organistaions etc and clean them off and then give them (via the SMith Family charity org ) to needy students ie. who have no computer. Am hoping to use the Microsoft Authorised Refurbisher (MAR) program to load on a free OS to the comps. So that should be good. Prob is I don't know mauch about hardware and setting up ,e tc as we always had tech to do this sort of stuff. So that why I am look at sites such as this one , etc. Well thats it - ohh yeah loverly wife , 2 girls 2 & 6, two cows , 6 chocks and 1 dog. If anybody has any advice on the above or generally good sites to learn HW and resolve installation problems that would be much appriciated. Thanks Roger.