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Windows and Microsoft Updates 

I've put together some common error codes and some general information which may be of assistance.

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Look up an error message:
http://support.microsoft.com/gp/errormessage

Microsoft Fix it Solution Center: 
http://support.microsoft.com/gp/cp_fixit_main#tab0

Microsoft Windows Update support incident request:
https://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?gprid=6527

Support for Windows Update:
http://support.microsoft.com/gp/wusupport

How to configure and use Automatic Updates in Windows
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306525

Windows Update and Automatic Reboots
http://blogs.technet.com/mu/archive/2008/10/02/windows-update-and-automatic-reboots.aspx

Where you can get updates to manually install -

Security updates are available on ISO-9660 CD image files from the Microsoft Download Center
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/913086

You  can also download individual updates from the Catalog and save to be installed later.
http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Home.aspx

Click Add button for each update you want to download. Once you have what you want, Click the “Go To Download Basket” link. Type in or browse to the location where you want the updates saved to and then Click the “Download Now” button.
Once downloaded, you can then burn them to CD.

How to download updates and drivers from the Windows Update Catalog or from the Microsoft Update Catalog
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/323166

Bulletins

Microsoft bulletin summary for the updates for the current month:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin

Searching the Knowledge Base
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/ms772425.aspx 

or

Search the Knowledge Base
http://support.microsoft.com/search/

Search for a Download
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/default.aspx 

Miscellaneous

For the MS Blog : http://blogs.technet.com/mu/

Product Life Cycles: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/products/lifecycle