And the magic number is…..

Post #298

I often remember the phrase “third times a charm”.

Last month, I noticed a new icon in the lower right of my tool bar.  It looked like a window.  After a week or so, I opened it and found that it was  invitation for a free full version of Windows 10.  Now, I didn’t like the Windows 8 when it came out so I opted to work around it.  When purchasing two computers I had one built and purchased the more stable Windows 7 AND I ordered a rehabbed laptop also because it came with Windows 7.  Do to what I had heard and believed  about an inferior product, I chose to not partake of the version 8.

So, now, along comes Version 10, I waited and learned my son had installed Version  10 and everything seemed to be working well.  So, I opened my Windows 10 offering clicked yes and got in the queue for my turn to down load the new product.

I got my notice last week, so click here, click there, wait and then down load.  Lots of steps, check compatibility, create restore point, download, install, lots of waiting, but I finally made to that last phase… about 42% everything shut down and restarted in Windows 7.  So, figuring I violated the do not touch anything while we’re doing this button, I started over.  I checked the update page and got a numeric error code with the phrase, “Undeterminable Error”.  That couldn’t be right so I did it again, 3 hours later the same error message came up.

Well I started digging deeper and sure enough I found certain system or security updates whose installation had begun failing in mid-August.  I located a list of 7 system updates that needed installing, selected and successfully installed them.  Here it is 12:30 in the morning and with the currently installed updates it’s time to again install Windows 10.  Third times a charm!

I kept falling asleep, but every time I awoke, I would click on the ACCEPT button and move on.  In the last phase, at 42%, the program shut down and restarted in Windows 7!  Yes I had down loaded Microsoft’s Mr. Fixit.  But that did nothing.  I went back to the “view installed programs” page and was shocked to see that my computer had FAILED to install Windows 10, 40 (FORTY) previous times……….

I think I’ve been given a sign, yep 40 is my magic number……..Windows 7 is the program I’m suppose to have…..


About tgriggs17

Son, Husband, Father, Retired, CPA, enjoy freshwater fishing, dotes over the grandchildren, enjoys friends.
This entry was posted in Learning, Life, Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to And the magic number is…..

  1. Ben Griggs says:

    There’s always a way. Garbage in, garbage out.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.