I used the Rollup which worked but there was still about 70 more updates.
I'll try this myself soon on this charity PC I need to setup.I've always had it prompt me to download and I install it when good and ready, usually 2 weeks after they're released.KB3172605: 32 bit m/download.IF you do leave the setting at never, Windows Update will no longer be automatic.Now try to clean install the OS one more time.The process is quite normal as it always was from this point onward.Close the Windows Update window.PC settings, PC Devices, PC info, and here you can change and activate your product key).I notice he recommends NOT using automatic updates.
While I still think something's wrong with your drive because you seem to have more than just Update issues, there's a lot of people having trouble getting updates started on a clean install.
It will take only a few minutes (unless, of course it has been many months since the last update) to come up with a list and download the updates you select.
You are now going to download and install either one or two updates manually.After the installation and during the Out Of the Box Experience (oobe youll be prompted again you enter a key and only here is when your Windows 8 key will work, however you can skip this step and do it later.Click the Start globe, type system in the box.Win7 SP1 Convenience Rollup (you need to use IE to access this site m/en-us/kb/3125574, all's the klutz book of knots A-OK now).After performing the procedure below, you should be able to save time and do the Win7 SP1 Convenience Rollup (KB3125574) instead of letting Windows Update download 200 updates if you want.Click on the Start globe and type services into the text box.