Hardware and Software

by Katie E

what is a hardware and software ?

A software is the programmes and other operating information used by a computer. Hard ware is a physical component of a computer system that contains a circuit board.

Can a computer still run without Hardware?

For a computer to run without hardware it all depends on the hardware of the computer. If any devices are missing usually an error occurs or the computer does not turn on. Adding a hardware such as a disc drive are not required however they give the computer additional functionality.

Can a computer run without a Software?

In most situations a computer can run without a software being installed. however if an operating system is found on a computer, it either generates an error or doesn't output any information. Installing programmes onto the computer in addition to an operating system gives the computer additional capabilities.