For the last few months, my fresh installs of win8 have been failing miserably. I have to go in and manually install a few of the bigger updates first, then the rest all go.
Lately there is two very large updates that are over 100mb and always fail. I can't seem to find an order and each failure takes almost an hour to revert back.
In one case it completely reverted back to the original install and no-updates installed. Last check for updates: never.
I finally got all of the non-win8 and non-.net updates installed. Then I installed the .net updates firet then the .net security updates.
now, I only have win8 updates and win8 security updates. I tried all win8 updates and it choked badly. Then the non-secure ones and still reverting.
Now I'm stuck