1) Try Ubuntu
Choose Try Ubuntu. It will then load Ubuntu image onto your notebook's RAM, and run from there. So basically, it will not touch your Windows partitions (which are mounted automatically). So you can copy out files from Windows partitions using the File Manager if you need to access those files.
Plug in thumb drive and it will mount automatically also. Wifi, Mozilla firefox & LibreOffice. There are also tons of free software, if you are adventurous enough to try them. If you use the web version of Office 365 or Google G Suite, you can basically run a simple computer.
I have help some of my friends to do that, and some of them do convert to Ubuntu 18.04 (which is very user-friendly) after that, while keeping the Windows partitions intact (which had their files).
Btw, you should prepare your Ubuntu image from another (clean) computer, just in-case your notebook got bugs.
QUOTE(Dblu3 @ Nov 18 2019, 09:04 AM)