Quote: Originally Posted by t-4-2
You cannot upgrade or install a legally licensed Win7 on a computer that is NOT working.
From what you wrote in your first post, you couldn't even start the computer.
I don't speak for Cindi, but that's not what she wrote. Vista is installed, but it won't run because it has not been activated and the 30 day grace period has expired. (Appears to be from a slightly crooked swap meet seller.)
I've never tried Ubuntu (Linux) myself, but I'm tempted to recommend it. It's free:
Homepage | Ubuntu
You can even run it from a CD or USB flash drive without installing it on the PC, if you'd like to try it without affecting the system hard drive drive. That'd be one way to find out if you could live with it, without much cost. It's a 600+ MB download, though.