All very confussing to me as i'm a total novice. I was given the pc and it has a good graphics and sound card. It also has some useful suites installed but I have no software or drivers for it. I really didn't want to lose none of this when installing a newer version of windows.
If I buy the upgrade how much do you think a shop would charge to install it for me and download the drivers for the hardware installed ?
Don't pay someone else to do it - it's not a difficult process and it's very satisfying to pull off something like that yourself. If you're upgrading it is literally as easy as putting the CD in the drive and following the prompts.
Can you get the discs containing the software from the person who gave you the machine/
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