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…..at 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…..