HUBZone stands for Historically Underutilized Business Zones which is designated by the Federal Government as areas with high unemployment rates or low median incomes. The President of HTI, Matt Raydo, has worked with HUBZones for quite some time and has felt compelled to give back to these communities. While HTI’s focus is to help HUBZones, we are interested in helping any groups that support those that are in need.
The type of computer could be just about any make or model. HTI will remove the Windows Operating Systems and install the Google Chromium Operating System. Most features on the Chromebook, will require an internet connection, but should be fast no matter how old the laptop is, assuming there is good internet connection.
Yes, the laptops we donate are free. HTI is a non-profit organization and relies on both laptops and monetary donations to assist residents in our HUBZone communities.
HTI is not responsible for laptops that break down. There may be times HTI can provide some technical assistance if the computers are not working properly, but we do not guarantee that service.
Donation of Money
Donation of Laptops
Although HTI will wipe your hard drive, you should always take precaution to do so. As mentioned, we put it through the DOD 5220.22M standard wiping process which typically takes about 5 hours. If you wanted to do a quick restore of factory settings that will wipe your data from your hard drive, you are welcome to do so. There is no guarantee a company couldn’t extract data from it, but it is usually secure. Here are some basic steps on how you can do that. Please note each laptop is different.
- Log On to your Windows PC then go to settings. (Click on the gear Icon).
- Select Update & Security
- Next Click on Recovery
- On the Recovery screen click on the Get Started button under the Reset this PC option
- Next choose the Remove everything option
- Now you will be asked if you want to clean the drives. Choose: Remove files and clean the drive
- Click Next on the next Screen then choose Reset and Windows will restart and take several minutes to reset itself.