Many may have a home a system that came to an operating system useful life. This means no longer supported by security updates and software will become less compatible. ANSWER is on this page
BUILD A LIVE BOOT TO TRY THE SYSTEM
WHAT YOU NEED
Functioning computer: Use to download software and build a USB Stick.
USB Memory Stick with MIN 4 GB Space
RUFUS (win 7 and above) or other USB Boot Stick builder. https://rufus.ie/
ISO file of the version of Linux
A System with a bootable USB port. Dual Core Min 4 GB Memory. A 32 Bit Dual Core and 2 GB Memory can be used with https://lubuntu.me/
HP Tower 3 CPU 64 Bit- AMD Phenom Triple-Core X3 8600B Processor (2.3 GHz, 1.5 MB Dedicated L2 cache, 2 MB Shared L3 cache, HT bus 3.0) DDR2 4 GB Ram. ATI Radeon™ 3100 graphics with support for DirectX® 10 technology 280 GB SATA I Drive, Release Date May 2008. https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01587124
Will use a Live USB Bootable to check the system before install on local hard disk. I will use Dual Boot to keep the Windows Vista and allow Linux to function.