WIN 8 —> 8.1 update fails to download 182 files

WIN 8 —> 8.1 update fails to download 182 files

Recovered WIN 8 OS on HP PC fails to download 182 updates and cannot upgrade to WIN 8.1 without updates.

After 2 download attempts, I cannot retrieve updates and WIN 8.1 will not install without updates.

‘Checking for updates…’ [Windows Only] returns 182 Important/4 Optional Updates = 1413.3 Mb

This is Wal-mart/HP PC of friend.

Available fix or workaround?
MARSPATHRetired EE/Computers/ITAsked:
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
try the standard procedure
stop the windows update service
ren c:\windows\softwaredistribution softwaredistribution.old
start the windows update service
retry getting the updates
By the way: your assumption "WIN 8.1 will not install without updates" is incorrect. If we use the media creation tool, we can download 8.1 setup and this will not require windows update at all.
Jackie ManIT ManagerCommented:
What is the model of HP PC?

You can download and install the standalone windows updates.
MARSPATHRetired EE/Computers/ITAuthor Commented:
Was not sure this would work, but it did, Recovered files using recovery partition (D:) & installed WIN 10 Home & moved restored files
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