Turn off automatic updates in XP Home

I am using Ms XP Home edition...

Can you tell me how to turn off automatic updates??  When I go the the Automatic updates screen via the security center in the control panel, all the settings are greyed out???

I am set up as administrator....
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ExtremeFitnessAsked:
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orbitusConnect With a Mentor Commented:
I believe that the information you are looking for can be found here http://windowsxp.mvps.org/aupolicy.htm

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sr1xxonCommented:
the options will be greyed out if the 'Security Center' service is stopped.
(this will depend on RPC and WMI services, and won't start if these are stopped - this will be logged in your event viewer)

also, right click my computer - properties - automatic update. make changes there once security center service is started.
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Hello there,

Have you tried to boot into safemode and see if that makes a difference?
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David-VCCommented:
Just right-click "My Computer" and go to properties, then click on the "Automatic Updates" tab; then turn off automatic updates.
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f-kingIT support technicianCommented:
Hi you might have to uninstall and reinstall service pack 2
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Blue_RishiCommented:
Start --> Run --> services.msc
doubleclick 'Automatic updates' and set starttype to disabled.
No need to turn it of in system proportions --> automatic updates

Blue Rishi
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scrathcyboyCommented:
LOGIN as ADMINISTRATOR.  That is a MUST for this.

Right click my computer, properties, automatic update tab, UNCHECK the box "keep my computer up to date".
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Purple_SkyCommented:
Go into computer management in Control Panel, choose Services and stop the "Automatic Updates" Service
In the registry go to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update\"and verify that the key "AUState" is set "2"
Below that AUState key there is a further key called "LastWaitTimeout". Delete that key.
Close the registry editor.
Restart the "Automatic Updates" Service.
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ExtremeFitnessAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your help guys...
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