So before I start fiddling with the preview version of Windows 10, I thought I had better do some long outstanding housekeeping on my Windows 8 install and upgrade it to Windows 8.1.

Should have been straightforward but Windows Update corrupted it’s own database and decided that I had never installed any updates, ever, and it wasn’t really bothered if it never installed updates ever again.

So after having downloaded a standalone updater to fix the updater, I have now managed to install the updates necessary to upgrade to 8.1.  The 3.5Gb upgrade pack is now downloading, so may be sometime tomorrow I might get to install 8.1.

I need a beer …