this is the linux i used..its pretty noob friendly it poped right on my laptop wireless+everything worked!!! https://getfedora.org/en/workstation/download/
u want to get the live -----> that side of page and put it to usb and also go to your pc bios or press the key* to show what to boot from before your pc loads anything
22.7 MB Fedora Media Writer for Windows be sure to get that also<--- it has to do the live image to usb.
hope u got another pc for this.
^u can download images from this also just go with the newest as i cant rec what is better since my version is 12.
and theres a option on it that can write the os directly to drive if u want to keep it/or just keep it usb 3.0 (hopefully) for a backup os etc....i think if u get war2 running ud forget about 10 pretty quick..
if wine doesnt do war2 on it we will hook u up with oracle vbox and ill give you my win2000 image that indeeds plays war2
*As soon as the first logo screen appears, immediately press the F2 key, or the DEL key if you have a desktop, to enter the BIOS. Press the RIGHT ARROW key to select Boot. Press the DOWN ARROW key to select Boot Order. Use the F5 or F6 key to change the order.
u would want to move your usb to the #1 spot.
well if u still have 10 do the recover option idk lots of ways we can give u a dam os.
Sometimes you see the System Recovery Options window. The tools you find available can be used to help fix the main Windows volume (drive C), access special utilities, or even restore the PC from a backup. Another way to use the recovery partition is to choose the Repair Your Computer option from the F8 boot menu.
that is what i did to this win7.hopefully u still got ur boot recover partitions.
oh :0 read lambs..yeah if they dont release the drivers thats is a scam! thats why linux suprised me i was expecting to load drivers.
im getting the 32bit net install just to try out in my vm to see if i can get war2 going.im gonna be nooby as hell forgot all the su shit so if i can doit anyone can!
idk if the net install is a good way
but it should turn on your laptops wifi so it can download the needed files but im not sure if they are specific to what machines so idk.
i would test on my desktop but i got a known wireless adapter thats a bitch.
if u got another machine play around in oracle.
i cant wait to enter some linux forums and be like ok!!!! im ready to play microsoft games!!