Well, following those many and varied instructions, I'm down to 1 update which stubbornly won't update:
KB2795944 damn you!!!
Any suggestions how to put this last one to bed (and thanks for your help so far!).
I'm dual booting Windows 8 and Windows 7 on my tower. Each OS sits on a separate hard drive/disk.
Windows 8 updates fail every time. It re-starts, a message says it is configuring updates, then it fails and rolls back.
Is this a known thing? Is there a way to solve this?