FYI: Just tried to do a ingrade update with the version of Windows that was yanked on October due to having several issues with bluetooth mouse and Explorer.exe.
Windows says the current version (Same one I am trying to reinstall) is not supported and is the wrong version. So now it seems I have to wait until Microsoft puts the "Fixed" version for download to the public before I can do another ingrade update.
So my question was answered. Yes I have to reinstall the "Fixed" version to make Windows compatible to be upgraded and to fix the issues on my current Windows installation.