Photos: How to upgrade your old PC to run Windows Vista and Windows 7

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PC upgrade: Attaching the motherboard

PC upgrade: Attaching the motherboard

I find it easier to position the new motherboard right next to the case. This way you can attach many of the connectors before securing the motherboard into the case.

 

Cliff Saran provides a step-by-step guide to updating an ancient Pentium 4 3.2 GHz XP-based machine with 2 GBytes of memory to an AMD Phenom Quad Core PC with 4 Gbytes of memory running Windows Vista.

The hardware is built around a Gigabyte GA-MA790FX-DS5 motherboard.

NB: PC components can easily be damaged by static electricity - I recommend you use an anti-static wristband.

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