I am glad that you got your refund, but the 0x80010108 error hasn't been resolved. However, there is a simple trick to overcome it. Go to Start > Run > msconfig > Startup. Open the Task Manager and then disable all the startup applications. Reboot the PC, then use Windows Update and apply all the updates. The procedure will start, and after it finishes, repeat the first steps to re-enable the applications and reboot again.