I'm sure folks have experienced this. You reinstall Windows and then you have continuous cycles of update => reboots => login => update => reboots => login ... just to come to the "latest version". I can't simply check everything I see either, because many updates are visible only after some other updates have been applied.
As a user, I don't care about the internal patch dependency, just "bring me to the latest". In theory, it should be able to update itself via the system account and embark on it's update=>reboot cyclic journey, without ever bothering the human to log-in.
So is there a way to express to Windows a user intention like "Just go on and update whatever, however. Don't bothering me till you have reached the 'latest version' and it's completed"?
EDIT: This is for my personal Windows 8 virtual machine, not a large corporate IT rollout.