Hi, Thanks. After a bit of online research, I downloaded a new version of Windows Installer and then I was able to complete the install. Not sure if that was just a coincidence, but I think that was the fix. Thanks.
So, I spoke too soon. I installed 10.2.1 okay, but it will not open. ArcCatalog opens; but not ArcMap. When I try to launch the program, the ArcGIS launch screen appears, showing ArcMap. The progress shows "Initializing License," "Initializing Application" then "loading Document" then it just disappears. What's up?
Yes, the license is installed and authorized and set to expire Jan 22 2015.
Before the ArcMap launch screen clicks off and disappears, I notice a very quick blink of the icons on my Windows desktop. Could it be that my video card is faulty or not up to the ArcGIS requirement? Just a guess.