I am rather a noob and have never installed anything before, but I would really like to completely replace my Windows XP with Lubuntu. I have saved all my photos and music already so that is sorted. The thing is I really don't know step-by-step what to do next. I have blank CDs and a USB all ready to go but what next? Please be gentle with me! (o:
Hey man thanks so much for the reply! I think in a normal world it would work brilliantly but sadly my computer is not living in the normal world. I followed you advice to the letter but I think perhaps because my computer is stuck in the loop of 'windows genuine notifications' it is blocking normal pathways. I do have genuine windows but it has apparently been a problem for a lot of people in the past and i tried for a few days last year to fix it with internet advice but it didn't take.
ANYHoo ... what has been happening is it all works until i get to where it is downloaded and i try to right click to copy or burn but it wants me to 'open with' and when I try to open it with something i have a limited list of things like 'firefox/explorer/winrar.exe/windows media player etc' if i try to 'open' it with firefox i get a blank page and nothing happens, if i try to open it with winrar i get a red 'x' sign, if i try to open it with anything windows based i get a 'windows genuine notifications' request which is impenetrable as i have learned over the years... could you perhaps recommend something for me to download that would be an appropriate channel through which i can 'open' the downloaded file? if i can get past that i'm sure it would be smooth sailing.