I'm dealing with a Windows 8 32 machine that needs 8.1 (IMO). But, Windows Update Service is not and will not run. Nothing I've read or followed up on seems to fix any of this. None of the MS Fixits will run to completion without error.
I hesitate to even try to give a history of all the things I've tried.
I'm thinking a sledge hammer approach is likely needed.
What would you do?
I would like to keep the files and app's.