If you don't want to receive any notifications, then just change your Windows Update settings to Download and Install Updates without asking.
If your copy of MS Office is Legitimate, you should have nothing to worry about.
The whole reason for updating The Operating System and Office itself is to close any security holes which otherwise would leave your system open to infection from Security Exploits which are easily exploitable in Drive by infections while surfing.
Same thing goes for any other software you might have on your system, it is very important to keep it completely up to date for this very reason.
bugmenot1983, please BUG-ME-NOT...
I agree windows updates is for a reason besides "occupying bandwidth in the name of security, blah blah blah.."
besides the security enhancements there are also updates to the software functionality itself.
AND IF IT'S A LEGITIMATE COPY THEN WHY BOTHER WITH NOT HAVING THEM.?
you can also tell updates to run at a certain time like in the middle of the night.
unless the OP is on a dial-up connection (wow.!) with some old slow-ass unit
then I see half of you point.
and the OP was also informed on his request as well..
Correct me if I'm wrong guys, but I thing the OP is talking about the 'Updates are available' notification, which I think is what happens when the option - "Check for Updates but let me choose..." is chosen.
Or maybe, "Download updates but don't install them"?
I don't know which one, 'coz I do everything manually.
Auto updates are a huge pain meant only for the not-so-knowledgeable user, who wants the easiest option
Cyberman, you can also turn off the last 2 check boxes - "Microsoft Updates" & "Software Notifications" if you don't ever actually want to update MS Office etc.
You'll never get those notifications ever again
Go to "Change Settings" from "Windows Update" as described by sminlal.