It was saying I needed to whitelist my ad blocker and I did that but I still couldnt get past that Red screen with refresh or reclicking the link.
So I figured it out, I had to make the Recovery partition my active partition and then I could use F11 to system restore. I did that last night
My laptop is currently performing its windows updates, which is naturally taking awhile.
Now my questions are, how can I figure out what bloatware I can/should get rid of, should I contact Microsoft support and see if they will re-send me the Windows 7 upgrade? And what free Anti-Viral/malware programs should I install? In the past I have used Avira and AVG, Anti-malware bytes, Super Anti-spyware, I'm not sure if they are recommended and/or will work well with Vista.
I began installing all the necessary Windows Vista updates. I am currently speaking with a Microsoft Support person regarding a possible free upgrade to Windows 10.
They would not give me a Windows 10 upgrade, but did provide me with a Win7 ISO so I can at least get back there, although the lack of future support for Win7 is scary.
Edited by blitzjg, 13 March 2017 - 01:02 PM.