Office 2016 is an awesome new edition of Microsoft Office package. Although, Office 2013 and Office 2016 look quite same, but Office 2016 products have more options to customize it. People, who were looking for options to change the old-fashioned blue title bar, can easily change it using built-in option. Apart from that, you will get more other improvements in Office 2016.
Generally, you should always install all the Windows and Office updates. Whenever, Microsoft finds a bug or they get reported for a bug, they launch an update to fix that. Sometime, Microsoft sends updates to provide tiny improvements or new options. Sometime, it works like a security solution. You should never ignore any Windows or Office update.
But, not all the time, update brings new features. Sometime, it cannot be up to your expectation. Sometime, updates can ruin your experience. If you have previously got such experience and do not want to install any further update of Office 2016, here is a solution. These three methods are working and they will let you block all the new updates within moments.
Dismiss a reminder. When the reminder appears, click Dismiss. Turn off all reminders. On the Outlook menu, click Turn Off Reminders. Turn off reminder sounds. On the Outlook menu, click Preferences. On your Mac, choose Apple menu System Preferences, then click Notifications. In Notifications preferences, select an app on the left, then deselect the Allow Notifications option for the app. All other notification options for the app are dimmed. You don’t receive notifications for the app until you set the option to allow them. This video will show you how to disable updates in the Microsoft Office 2016 suite, including products like Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access.Thi. System Preferences Notifications Options. Choose the interval of time for disabling the Apple software update notifications on your Mac. Click on the Notifications Center icon from your Menu Bar to reveal its main window. Swipe the 'Do Not Disturb' option to OFF. No Apple software update notifications will be displayed on your screen.
#1 Using in-built option of Windows
If you are using Windows 10, you can find the solution very easily. Not only Windows 10, but also, this setting is available in previous Windows versions as well. But, the method to find this setting is pretty different. Anyway, if you are using Windows 10, you can follow this method,
Press Win + I and go to UPDATE & SECURITY. Following that, expand the Windows Update section. Here you will get Advanced Options button. Just click on it. Now, just uncheck the option that says “Give me updates for other Microsoft products when I update Windows”.
That’s all! Now, Windows will ignore all the other products including Microsoft Office when it will search for updates.
If you are using Windows 7/8/8.1, you can find the same option using following method. At first, go to Control Panel to open Windows Update settings. Here you will get Change Settings option in your left hand side. On the next screen, you can find an option that says “Give me updates for other Microsoft products when I update Windows”. Just uncheck the checkbox to disable Office updates.
#2 Using DoNotSpy
DoNotSpy is a great software for Windows 10 users. It can disable all the things that Microsoft uses to gather user information through Windows 10. You can do different things including disable location, disable password reveal button, disable automatic Windows updates and more others. Just like them, it can also turn off automatic Office 2016 update. To utilize it further, at first, download the software for Windows 10 and install it. Then, open the DoNotSpy windows and find out the option that says “Disable Windows Update for other Products”.
Just check the option and hit the Apply button. The setting will be changed automatically. No restart is required.
#3 Using built-in option of Office 2016
Office 2016 comes with several new features and improvements. Although, this is not a new feature that blocks Office updates, but still you can make use of this option. Therefore, to use the built-in option of Office 2016, go through the following guide. At first, open any Office product like Word, Excel, Outlook etc. Click on the File button and go to the section called Account. Sometime, it can be placed as Office Account. Both are same but it varies from app to app. Anyway, on this page, you will get an option named Office Updates.
By default, it will be set to Enable Updates. Just click on the Update Options button and select Disable Updates from the drop-down menu.
That’s it. Now, your Office 2016 will not be updated until you manually do it.
Sometime back, we have dealt with an issue of removing software update download from iPhone/iPad. There were many complaints from users about this, and therefore, we worked around this issue and found solution.
Disable Notifications Windows 10
Now, similar problem has cropped up on Apple software update screen on Windows and Mac running on OS X. And this time also we have come up with possible solutions.
Recently, I was pissed off by receiving Apple Software Update pop-up, which frequently appeared on my computer only to tell me that I should update iTunes, QuickTime and iCloud. When I made some efforts to disable this, I didn’t find any workaround. After some attempts, I got to know that the solution was in Scheduled Tasks and not in Start-up folder or the registry.
Here, we offer solution for those who use Windows 10, 8, 7, & Vista, and Windows XP.
How to Disable Apple Software Update Screen in Windows PC (Windows 10, 8, 7, & Vista)
Step #1. Click the Start menu.
Step #2. Type in Task Scheduler or schedule tasks in the search box and press Enter.
Step #3. Once the Task Scheduler window opens, double-click on Task Scheduler Library from left navigation panel.
A few folders will drop down.
Step #4. Double-click on Apple folder.
Step #5. Right click on AppleSoftwareUpdate.
Step #6. Click on Disable or Delete from the drop-down menu.
How to Turn Off Apple Software Update Screen in Windows PC [Windows XP]
Step #1. Click on Start menu.
Step #2. Then click on Programs. Vlc player for mac reddit free.
Step #3. Click on Accessories.
Step #4. Go to System Tools.
Step #5. Open Scheduled Tasks.
Step #6. Right click on AppleSoftwareUpdate.
Step #7. Click on Delete.
Now you will no longer be receiving that irksome update messages for Apple Software.
If you think that only Windows users receive such annoying messages of software update, think again. Mac users are not spared either. But there is a solution for Mac users also. However, unlike Windows, Mac doesn’t offer any permanent solution. The only permanent solution is to update the software; otherwise you can only disable notification center temporarily or hide specific software update for some time. But this is not a final or permanent solution.
How to Stop Software Update from Bugging You in Mac OS X
Temporary Solution #1. Swipe to Ignore the Notification
This is a temporary fix; once you see a notification banner, swipe right on it to ignore it for a few hours. If there an update waiting in the App Store, you need to perform this action once or twice a day. Normally, working professionals don’t have time to go for permanent solution, i.e. update the software. Therefore, this temporary solution will save them from update pop-up when they are working on a serious project.
Temporary Solution #2. Disable Notification Center for the Day
If you want to avoid that Notification reminder for entire day, this is the best solution for you. Whenever you see any software update, just click on “Later” and then choose “Remind Me Tomorrow”. But be prepared to face the same update next day and day after and so on. You can use this solution if you are in hurry to complete a task.
Temporary Solution #3. Do Not Disturb
This again is a temporary fix but the only advantage of this method is that you can stay ahead of notifications. Toggle Do Not Disturb option ON from notification center; this not only hides the update notification but all of them in general. Next day, you have to follow the same procedure to manually turn on to disable notifications. Click on System Preferences → Notifications → Turn On Notifications.
Disable Office 2016 Update Notification Macos
Schedule Do Not Disturb
If you don’t like the idea of enabling Do Not Disturb every day, you can schedule a process. Click on System Preferences, then go to Notifications, where you find Do Not Disturb as first option on left panel. On the right panel, you can see Turn on Do Not Disturb option; enter the time during which you want Do Not Disturb enabled.
This will not show any notification between the time period you have selected. The notifications will appear when Do Not Disturb is OFF.
How to Permanently Disable Software Update Notifications on Mac
If you want to get rid of daily update pop-ups, go for this solution.
Step #1. Go to System Preferences.
Step #2. Click on App Store. Now uncheck the box next to “Automatically check for updates”. To check for updates, now on go to Mac App Store; but this should not be a matter to you as you can save yourself from those irritating software update messages.
This one is the best option that beats all above solutions. This will save your Mac from potential threats of bugs; you can enjoy latest features and facilities of specific software and it gives your Mac a smooth run. Either update all software from the notification center or go to the App Store and update each one by one.
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