Yeah, thats what I am seeing here and on searches.
I am leaning this way myself now. Not sure if its worth all the effort I have spent trying to save this thing from the scrap heap. 7 days so far fixing things I didn’t know were even a problem until trying to upgrade.
They are discontinuing 32 bit with ubantu so I am not sure its worth the effort now.
I discovered quite by accident that win 10 is very scary and something I should avoid installing. While trying to upgrade this 32 bit box I tried to login to my M$ outlook account on my other computer and was hit with an account lockout for absolutely no reason.
I did successful account recovery and was immediately locked out again, did another recovery, same thing only to have my account blocked for 24hrs. This made me do some searching which brought up people being locked out of win 10 computers because they used their outlook accounts for their password selection during upgrade of their computers instead of using the local password option.
This again lead to another discovery that M$ just recently removed direct access to the local option a couple months ago and now you have to disconnect your network from the internet for it to show up.
This leads me to believe they are about to remove it completely in the near future which would give them full control of access to your computer. To me that means they are about to start that monthly payment scheme for using windows.
Since win 7 is EOL now, they may be doing it very soon.
No idea how to even get the outlook account back, there are no explanations why its blocked so there are no solutions to fixing it.
Ill checkout these suggestions for my 64 bit box since it looks like windows is now a no-go.