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Windows XP keeps asking turn off to install updates

I am using Windows XP SP3. When shutting down the system, it keeps asking to turn off to install important updates, each time after the update is done and restart the computer, the same happens. This problem seemed to show up after I upgrade to IE 8.
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Go to Start -> Windows Update, check for updates and see (1) can this even run [updates outstanding] or (2) it can run and so check for and do all critical updates.  ... Thinkpads_User
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Start -> Windows Update is gone, where else can i find it?
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If you want update to run and not to remind you then click on automatic updates in the security center which is located in start->control panel or start->settings->ctrl panel
In the left pane there is an option such as change the way windows alerts me and in that uncheck automatic updates.
Note:Using this you wont be alerted about your update activity but this will avoid unnecessary popups
I follow think_pad_user's advice and it installs most of the missing updates but the Sql server 2005 (that comes with vs2005) keeps failing to be done. finally I install the SQL Server 2005 and now it has no more alerts.