When Microsoft was pulling out all the stops trying to give W10 away; (regarding my W7 Pro desktop PC) I decided to stick with W7, until all the wrinkles had been ironed out of 10 and only then consider the pro's and con's before making that move or not.
At that time, I'd heard lots of things about 10, some good but mostly bad. Even so, that being said, being a freeware junkie I couldn't resist the temptation and I thought I'd like to check it out for myself. But in a way that wouldn't cause me any or at least not too much grief, if anything went wrong. So I figured that my W7 Pro laptop would make an ideal candidate. Because, (unlike my desktop PC) it is rarely used and as such has no extra programmes or other add ons. So I thought would install 10 and put it through its paces.
First I ran the compatibility programme, it gave me a thumbs up and so it began...it had almost finished installing when it told me that it couldn't continue because there was an unforeseen error. I tried a couple of times more, but no joy. I didn't bother to look into it any farther, because as I'd only decided to install it on a whim and didn't really care that much. So I thought no problem, it must be an omen and after all you can't miss what you've never had, end of story.
Oh how I wish that life with Microsoft could be that simple. Because for months afterwards and right up till the present day, it still keeps trying to install W10. I got over it long since, but It just wouldn't let it go. Luckily for me, as already said, I rarely use that laptop, so it isn't really an issue. Until that is, it suddenly dawned on me that since this whole sorry saga started I hadn't been getting any 'other' windows updates. It was like it was so obsessed with installing W10 that it couldn't think about anything else, it was stuck in a loop.
Although I have have since/recently sorted out the 'no other windows updates problem'. It is still trying to install W10. any suggestions would be most welcome. Not least because now that they have stopped giving it away, I don't want to receive a bill for something that I didn't really want in the first place.