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T0mmy-K_64
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can I update a 10 yr old Pavilion Desktop PC

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Pavilion p6610f desktop PC
Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)

processor is Athlonll X4 (P) 2.9GHz (95W) with 4000MHz Hyper Transport 3.0 Socket AM3 AND 785G chip

Motherboard is FOXCONN  H-ALVORIX_HF-RS880-uATX  I have 4GBmemory now  with speed supported PC3-10600 MB/sec

(240 pin DDR3)    Hard Drive 750 GB SATA 3G(3.0Gb/sec)  7200rpm

 

What can I do to get windows 10  loaded and speed it up a bit?

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi:

 

Below is the link to the product specs for your PC.

 

https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02560084

 

It can take up to 16 GB of memory (4 x 4 GB).

 

The onboard AMD Radeon HD 4200 graphics is not supported in W10, so if you want to upgrade to W10, you would need to install a graphics card.

 

To keep your upgrade costs down, I recommend a used but tested and working Dell Radeon HD 6450 fanless graphics card.

 

This is the cheapest listing I could find.

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-AMD-Radeon-HD-6450-1GB-PCIe-x16-DVI-DisplayPort-Graphics-Card-0K6HDT-K...

 

If you want to add memory, this brand should work...

 

https://www.newegg.com/patriot-4gb-240-pin-ddr3-sdram/p/N82E16820220480?Item=N82E16820220480

 

You should be able to get the free upgrade to W10 even though the free upgrade period ended years ago.

 

See the info at the link below, and then if you want to upgrade, click on the blue Update Now button at the link below this one.

 

https://www.zdnet.com/article/heres-how-you-can-still-get-a-free-windows-10-upgrade/

 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

 

You have 30 days to go back to W7 if your W10 upgrade experience didn't work to your expectations, as long as you don't delete any files.

 

Here is how to do that if you have to..

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=5wvwETI3AGk&feature=emb_logo

Windows 10 has a "go back" feature that lets you restore your old version of Windows if you do not like Windows 10. This feature is only available for 30 day...
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