I will use Aida32 personal from http://majorgeeks.com to get a quick report of the machine so that I can easily identify the motherboard, and work out which ethernet driver it needs.
This user is not in any way technically inclined, so needs the simplest way possible to do it.
I have read rumours that it can be scripted with a batch file but don't have the time to do the research.
Step 1: Download and Unzip
Anyway, download from www.majorgeeks.com and search for aida32 personal edition. You have to register for the business one, but it's still free. It just does extra networking stuff. This will not be needed for this project so the personal one is more than adequate.
I am going to distribute this on a usb flash drive for simplicity.
Step 2: Establishing the file structure.
I am going to do is to unzip the contents of the .zip file to the root of the usb stick and not distribute the original zip file with it for simplicity.
I am going to create a folder on the drive called reports , this is so that the user can save it in a place where it can easily be recovered,