Here's my guide to installing a light-weight, fully functioning Debian system on your box. You'll have Debian up and running after Step 1, and then Steps 2, 3 and 4 will help you get other important software installed and ready. After that you can move on to the configuration part.
There's a page to help get Debian installed even faster, with the LXDE flavour, which condenses/summarises the install steps for those who don't need so much explaination.
Then there's details about keeping Debian updated and upgrading to a newer release and how to migrate to Devuan.
||Installing Debian with the Netinstall CD|
||Install video editors, ffmpeg, XnViewMP, Libre Office|
||Install media players, media rippers, desktop apps, ClamTK, rootkit hunter|
||Install web browsers, GPG, Bible, GPS|
||Enable multiarch, Google Earth, Skype|
|Lxde fast install
||The install overview for Debian with LXDE|
||Keeping your Debian up to date, uprading to a new release, upgrading the kernel|
||Migrating to Devuan, the new systemd-free Debian fork|