"We had just received a large shipment of new Dell computers. For some reason, the decision was made to format these computers because "Dell locked the IP address and we can't change it" (This is a true story. This person was convinced that Dell had preset the network settings at the factory, and the only way we could change it was to format the hard drive. I arrived after the computers were already formatted)."
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