If I were to try the win10 install, is there any way for me to know for sure if the motherboard drivers will work please?
No, but I don't see why it won't work. It will be a risk that's for sure as dc3 has pointed out.
I guess it is all down to how much the owner needs to have a modern OS on his computer. If you are savvy you can still use Vista, but something supported would be best. Windows 7 would be good and licenses are probably a dime a dozen at this time in history.
You cannot upgrade for free, or at all from Vista as far as I know. So you will need to pay for a Windows 10 license. You can check if the processor will work with THESE INSTRUCTIONS provided by dc3, but I suspect it will be fine. How well it will run is another thing, if you don't mind slow than it's all good. Also, it seems as though the Touch Screen may not work also. I suspect you may have other issues also, so if you don't have repair skills it may not be worth your time.
I advise to test the Hard Drive before moving forward to make sure you are not wasting your time. And probably install Windows 7 if that is possible, if not then Linux would work fine on that pc. This will keep the pc from going to the recycle center, or worse to the dump. If the HDD is bad, and the computer still looks to be in good shape you can get cheap old drives on newegg for like 20.00.
Edited by pcpunk, 06 July 2018 - 10:37 AM.