In general, Windows will just apply the generic driver by default if you don’t try to give it a special driver. I would test this before you bother with updates.
If you have another computer, and it’s not too late, I very much recommend the WSUS offline installer that will download all your updates ahead of time onto a flash drive or something, and then apply them. It made my reinstall of Windows (onto an SD) entirely painless.
Waiting on Windows Update was a lot slower the first time (and there were much fewer of them), with it constantly restarting, and having to go back and check for updates again and again.
I also recommend using AskWoody.com to know when it’s safe to apply the next update. December updates are the current ones, and are safe, but January updates will be coming soon and won’t be. (Safe means that people have tested them and ironed out all the problems. Basically, you wait a few weeks.)