Man did I screw up....
Windows 10 version 1607 was working great on my HP Envy 17.
Today, I could not boot up into Windows. I tried everything I could think of to boot, but I kept getting critical errors.
Anyway, since the forced upgrades to 1709 never worked, I downloaded the iso for the current build of version 1709 and tried to install it. Everything seemed to install okay until I got to the 'welcome to windows' window. At that point my system froze. I could not use the mouse, nor the keyboard. I was forced to re-boot.
Upon reboot, everything seems like it was going to work, until the rotating circles stopped rotating. After waiting awhile, I had to re-boot, resulting in the same result.
Okay, maybe I had a bad 'clean' install, so I re-installed version 1709 from the downloaded iso. Again, system freeze at the same point. Again, freezes with the rotating circles. Okay, it seems that 1709 is not going to work on my computer.
I looked for a safe iso of the current build of version 1607, but could not one. Any thoughts?
(Maybe the April Creators version of Windows 10 might work on my computer, but Fall Creators version (1709) does not.)