I have been trying to setup a system for home use that is Windows 8 Pro. The first dozen or so updates go fine, but then after that it refuses to install updates. Not even one at a time. I've tried a few different updates and they all fail as well. Has anyone encountered this? I need to get updates installed because I like to make a clean disc image of my entire HD prior to using it in case I need to restore the OS or something similar.
The concern that I have is that most updates that it offer (about 50%) fail to install. Windows Update worked fine without issue for about the first 20 updates, which were patches and .NET updates. AFter that, they started failing. Now it's at a point where I can't even install 1 update.
I did install Norton on the computer prior to doing updates, but this has happened to me on other computers, even those running Windows 7 and with different AV programs.
Not to mention, to get the first 20 updates to stick, it installed them, then reverted back and uninstalled them, and then re-installed them again. I ran into similar problems at work with a computer. A computer where it had an OEM copy of Windows which I purchased when I purchased the hardware, and what would happen is it would update, and then when you go look at the update history, it would only show maybe the last 10 updates and that was it, even though I had installed about 90 updates.
This is getting to be stupid. Even more funny is that the last WinXP full install I did a few weeks ago for someone, Windows Update works perfectly fine on there, no issues--and that's an ancient OS by today's standard. I personally think that PC resellers (such as BestBuy, TigerDirect, Frys) should sell PCs without operating systems as well (not a barebones kit, but a name brand system without the software). Then the buyer can choose what OS they want installed (Linux or Windows--and if Windows, what version they want). I think that with all the issues people are having it's sort of dumb that if you want a new PC, you have to get Windows 8.
I think that if MIcrosoft backed down some, they wouldn't be such a big target.