Disabling also Anti-malware tools is obviously adviced, as these kind of programs might well deprive you of some of the experiences you can otherwise have while surfing on the internet.
Second thing you need to know some basic keywords:
Third thing you need some fantasy, say that you want a version of XP, think about how you would name such a release if you were really l33t:
Black XP <- YEAH, Black is COOL, let's try:
YEAAAHHH look at how many results you got, this is COOL, LOL!
Now start clicking on the links you found, you will learn a lot of new keywords for further search and before or later you will find this:
Here you learn a new thing "Edition", this is important, try again:
Better, now you have yet another keyword: SP3
You get the idea by now......
Remember, the more links you click on, the more you will learn and the more are the probabilities to find a good WAREZ release.
Traditionally good releases are on filesharing sites and password protected, or on Torrent, appz that have a homepage and a normal download link are usually written by those stupid people who want actual money in exchange of their work, or by good guys that release their apps freely, and you all know that they do this because their apps suck, and they cannot sell'em.
Besides, what's the fun in getting something for free and without any risk, additionally needing to learn how to install and use them, the nice part is to get these COOL SOFTWAREZ that someone else has stolen from the bad guys, and already set up for you, this is COOL , this is EASY.
From time to time you will see that the file for which you found a link cannot be found anymore, you will read a notice similar to:
or something to that effect.
This file has ben removed for violation of Copyright.
It's a LIE, it's all part of the conspiracy to prevent you from getting all the nice things you deserve because you are COOL and really l33t, the establishment tries to fight back, repressing your desire for freedom, you should contact your local political representative and tell hime how copyright and Laws are sooo old style and that you want real freedom.
The good thing is that these stupid conventions, like protection of Intellectual Property, make the search more difficult, and thus you will have to search more, and you will find more WAREZ, and so you will have more FUN. LOL!
End of Lesson #1.
Feel free to comment your results with this approach, so that I will be able to make a "more focused" lesson #2, also if you have any specific request, post them, time permitting, I will try to expand on the topic using your requests as an example.