You didn't say if you have SP2 or not, which I do so this may be a little different. Control Panel/System/auto update tab. Unclick the appropriate box. If you DO disable auto updates, make sure you check often and do them manually. Hope this helps.
I recently gave the okay for updates to run automatically. (Don't know why) How do I stop this? I have a slow dial-up connection and this really slows things down.Thanks