Windows 8: Configuring Updates stuck at 12%. Help!

I have a brand new HP Pavilion g6 with Windows 8.

Today, I turned it on, and it went directly to a screen that said "Configuring Windows Updates. 1%. Do not turn off your computer."

It stopped at 12% and did not change for a very long time, so I looked online and found out that I'm not the only one with this problem.

I turned off my computer, turned it back on, and got into safe mode.
I can get to this screen:
and this screen:
and this one:

I don't know what to do with those options to fix it. I already tried turning it off and back on, "continue," and "automatic repair."

Please help. Tell me what I can do.
I had the same problem.  I restored my computer over and over. I then was told to run the updaters trouble shooter. After I did that, I turn on auto download and then I run it. I was told not to do nothing, That's what I did. NOTHING. I did these moves just before going to bed. It worked Have all my updates and am very happy with the outcome.

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Last updated May 18, 2020 Views 22,226 Applies to: