Windows updates

My new pc has been loaded with a legal copy of Windows XP from the original disc and there are now 60 updates to be downloaded. Evert time this is done, one or another of the updates causes Windows to close down and I have to go into safe mode and restore to an earlier time.
Automatic updates is now switched OFF.
The updates are, of course listed but how can I either delete the whole lot or try and identify the problem one (s)
I believe that if I were to delete the whole lot and switch Automaitic Updates on again, then Windows would simply download the whole lot again !!!