I am a 5th grade teacher in Maryland who recieved a donation of 30 Dell latitude d610 laptops in great condition...except that none of them have harddrives (or power supplies). (Security issues made the donors remove the drives, I have no idea why no power supplies).
However, I can't afford to buy harddrives for the laptops until we have some fund raisers.
I was wondering if anyone knows if I could just boot to Windows XP on the laptops from a network drive instead of buying drives for each machine.
It seems like a great way to save energy and to make them lessor targets for theft. I plan to lock them to each student's desk.
Any thoughts on this would be appreciated. My tech skills are fairly strong, but if it was too complicated, I would wait.