upgrade paviliion a1440n xp to vista or windows7

Windows XP 32-bit, Media center Version 2005. How to upgrade XP to vista or windows7 with the least amount of pain?  Anyway, there will be a job and I have to get the software on the secondary market. Thanks for any help.


I have not tried. The edition of Linux Mint Mate looks the most like the old windows and works well on older systems. Ubuntu has released its new LTS (long term support) Ubuntu LTS of 14.04 version which will be supported until April 2019. Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu, so they must have their LTS soon.
The only drawback to the Mint is the search plugin they use in order to avoid searching google, but that can be removed and a google search added to Firefox.

That's why I always install products Google like the Chrome, etc. from the official sources of Google Earth. Use installers for Debian-based systems.

Debian builds the excellent base OS, adding, Ubuntu and makes it friendlier desktop, Linux Mint adds different front-ends.

I have not yet tried, but Ubuntu is supposed to support the Office Mate itself now, that if she would may be the best solution.

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