Don't worry about the amount of errors - we'll just take them one-by-one
Age doesn't matter here, just a willingness to learn and get some experience.
This is the point of the online forums - an open area where people contribute to helping other people.
That's how I learned, and that's why I work here - to pay it "forward"
You only have 4gB of RAM - so I'd suggest at least doubling it to 8 gB for optimum performance.
But don't rush out to buy it right away (for several reasons):
- I didn't see anything wrong with the RAM. All I saw was that a lot of it was being used. There can be many reasons why a lot is being used.
- If the BIOS isn't fully compatible with W10, then you may want to consider getting a more up to date system. If that's the case, then it's not worth spending money on a system that you're going to get rid of.
A BIOS that dates from 2012 might not be compatible w/Windows 10. Unfortunately, the only sure way to tell is to wipe the system and install the original OS and see if it works without problems.
I had a system with a BIOS from 2008 that had Windows 8 on it. I had all sorts of strange problems with it. I even brought it to Microsoft during the MVP Summit - and had MVP's and Microsoft employees look at it. Our conclusion was that, even though W8 ran on it, the problems that I was experiencing were due to an incompatibility with the BIOS. When I reverted to Windows 7 all was well - and the system is still being used today.
Please don't delete the memory dumps, they are the primary source of information that we use (although the other reports are important too).
Once the system is working well, there's no problem with deleting them - but leave them be until the system is functioning properly for a decent amount of time.
Blue screens are a bit quirky - and you don't have to see them for them to have occurred.
There's many reasons for this, but it's too much detail for right now. If you're interested, here's a draft paper on how Blue Screens are generated: http://www.carrona.org/dumpgen.html
If you'd like, you can update to the latest version of W10 (the Creator's Update) by downloading an installer from the web to a flash drive.
Then, if it's compatible, you can install the Creators Update as a "clean" install (free of 3rd party programs).
But this will wipe out everything on the computer - so you may want to think about it for a while first (especially if you're getting another system due to the BIOS).
Continue to attempt to update Windows. Your problems may stem from the reason the Upgrade Assistant won't work.
In short, we'll continue to work on these things until you choose to stop.
Please run the free hardware diagnostics that I suggested earlier (here's the link again: http://www.carrona.org/hwdiag.html )
Please run ALL of the tests and let us know the results.
Also, when you're able, try running Driver Verifier according to these instructions: http://www.carrona.org/verifier.html