I solved this with both myself and 'friend A' who didn't want the familiar sight of Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc. to be re-vamped by a Microsoft update. Our computers have got auto update for Windows and no auto updates for Office. But how did I do it ??? Friend 'B' wants to switch off MS Office auto update (a Word update having just rendered his Word for Dummies out of date) and I've just spent nearly an hour looking for the 'switch off' Microsoft update but 'leave on' Windows update. Can anyone tell me where the facility can be found - I thought it was on a Microsoft site, but perhaps it is in the 'Help & Support' centre on the computer? Help !
Thanks 'recap' and 'Clapton is God', but 'recap's' solution turns off all auto updates, not just the Office updates, and 'C is G's' links to a page where I can find no 'Change settings' facility. What I get is a Microsoft Update page that has just one live button - 'Start Now' and the following paragraph headings: 'Benefits', 'Easy and flexible', 'New features, better performance'. Presumably this is an invitation to get automatic Office updates as well as Windows updates. So I am still looking for a solution.