I see a lot of threads here about problems with windows updates. I am having them on a used gateway, with 500 gb, 4 gb ram, and 2.2gh duo core processor. I've reset windows 8 , and still no luck. I check for updates, download them, click on install them, then after awhile the computer says, "failure to configure windows updates reverting changes. Out of 104 updates, I might have between 80 and ninety. I run update repair from administrator, and it fixes one problem, and once has said potential windows update database error detected 0x800070490 not fixed. The computer also says I need to do a free update to 8.1, but when I try, it says I can't because I need to install updates first. I would like to get all the updates finished and make an image usb I can use for if I need to restorewindows, but I'm stuck on updates.
Also: How the heck do I close out the pages I've been on so they're not running in the background other than restarting?