I'm looking at upgrading an old PC and reset it to factory settings leaving only windows on there. Can anybody help me do this?
I have Windows Vista but I don't have the disks, is there a way to wipe the hard drive leaving only windows installed on it?
Also I'm looking to purchase upgrades for the processor and video card.
But I don't know where to look to get stuff i know will fit onto the motherboard.
Without the disks for Vista I think you're on a non-starter. If the machine came with Vista pre-installed you should have installation disc/s or there should be part of the HD partitioned enabling a return to factory settings. Normally you use a particular key sequence to access the latter.
The only way I am aware of to upgrade a CPU is to install a better one, you can't use software to do as you can with the mobo, graphic cards etc. Your mobo supports socket 939 which, as far as I'm aware, have been phased out.
If you know which make/version of video card you have you can usually get upgrades from the manufacturers website under support but in view of the foregoing might be a bit of a time waste.
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