I am burn in testing 50 propritary PCs for a customer. I am having some issues figureing out how to burn these machines in using my customers requirements.
- I must use Passmark Standard 6.0 or >.
- I am required to include these tests: CPU, 2D Graphics, Optical Drive, Disks, RAM, Sound, Network.
- The machines are not to have an OS installed when they ship.
- I cannot open the case without voiding the warranty (On the back there are USB 2 and 3 ports, SATA ports (no power), and a Firewire port).
Since all the machines are exactly the same down to the model# on the power supply, I would like to install Windows on a USB drive and move the drive from machine to machine running the tests. Unfortunately Microsoft won't let me install Windows 7 or XP on a USB drive.
I've looked at all the options for booting from a CD/DVD with Passmark. Again unfortunately some of the tests that are required by my customer are not available in the BartPE/WinPE or Linux boot CD options.
What's the best way for me to test these boxes while following the requirements without having to install, test, then delete Windows from each of the 50 machines?