One thing I use Google a lot for is error messages.
Me too. I often search for an error message to see if there are any solutions. Microsoft content is the worst offender (Google Search) because I usually get results for older OSs, not Win 7, which I use.
I haven't looked at those old pages to see if they are being rejuvenated by something Microsoft does, or they simply have lots of links on account of their age.
I checked some old pages that rank well and so far they haven't budged. I hope that this update fixes the help/forum results so that we get fresher results at the top, e.g. Win 7 higher than Vista, then older OS, all on page 1. (Not suggesting that Win XP is sent to page 999)