Well in about a week and a half, Patch Tuesday arrives sans any updates for Windows 8 (as support ran out for the OS on the 12th of January). So after running System Restore, I will be running WSUS Offline and downloading February's updates for Server 2012. I'll check the bulletins for each patch and see which of the patches do not relate to server-specific code, and attempt running those.
If my system updates successfully, great. I have unofficial support. If not and my system b
Here's some good news for Windows 8.0, if you use Internet Explorer, you may be able to get Internet Explorer 11 since Microsoft is finally making it available for Windows Server 2012 (R1 version): https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-makes-final-push-to-rid-world-of-internet-explorer-10/
So, even though it is for Windows Server 2012 NT 6.2 based OS, it shouldn't be too much to work around and make it work on Windows 8.0
Just thought that would be helpful if using Internet Explorer.