I bought a Toshiba laptop with Windows 8 installed. I have had automatic updates turned off for some time.
When I tried to upgrade directly to 8.1, the system simply stalled (not a "blue screen", but the download did not make any progress).
The Windows download troubleshooter said that sometimes the lack of updates can be a problem, so I tried to bring version 8.0 up to date. The system said there were about 40 updates to be applied. The process began normally, but the progress indicator stayed on 0%, and eventually said that no updates had been installed without saying why.
Can you advise me how to get round this?