Try3 said:
Just reset Windows update and the Office updates will be gone now that you've turned off that setting.
Reset Windows Update - TenForumsTutorials

I still do not know why you didn't just install them. They are not a disease.

All the best,
Thank you again for your sage advice! In the past, some updates have caused problems (usually a windows update), but I may try the updates using the "Try & Decide" feature in Acronis True Image.