Windows 2000

When I download updates for windows machines, are these updates copied to a folder somewhere before being executed.

Is it possible for me to find this folder, save the update files and reuse them the next time I reinstall windows, instead of sitting waiting for loads of files to download ?

Can I do this especially with windows 2000, 2003 server and maybe even XP ?
Europa MacDonaldChief slayer of dragonsAsked:
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Shift-3Commented:
WSUS is a good way to manage Windows Updates.  All patches are downloaded to a central server and you can choose which ones to distribute to your machines.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/wsus/default.aspx

To create a single portable package with all the updates you can use AutoPatcher.
http://www.autopatcher.com/whatsautopatcher
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stehardy88Commented:
Look for a folder called: C:\WUTemp

You have to copy the updates after the download, but before they install. They're automatically deleted after being installed.

Alternativly, each update has a number associated with it that you can search for on the Microsoft website and download a installer for each from there (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/NUMBER) for information and download links...
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kory1006Commented:
You can also use the Windows Update Catalog (http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/) and add the downloads you need to your basket and go from there.
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thanks guys
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