Some updates freeze up my computer others won't install is this because of Microsofts new updating system or should I have updated Windows before I partitioned the hard drive?
A partition can hardly be the problem in your case. I suggest you run your antivirus and remove anything you find.
Some spyware are known not to allow updates. Run free spyware checkers and remove anything you find. And if you have 58 updates pending and haven't even got sp1...then you are in serious danger of being infected/exploited.