Having difficulty installing windows 8 updates

I did a fresh install of windows 8 on a laptop, before I can upgrade it to windows 8.1, I need to first install all the updates for windows 8.
The problem is, when using windows update to download and install the updates, it says its downloading but is stuck on 0%.

Is there anywhere where I can download all the updates for windows 8, slap it on a flash drive and then install them?