This tutorial explains in simple steps about the steps required to disable updates in Office 2016 & 2013. The disable updates option is available under the same settings as install updates for Office. It is always recommended to enable updates but if there are any other scenario where you want to turn of the automatic update feature then you can follow the below mentioned steps.
Step 1: Launch any one of the Microsoft Office Application such as Excel.
Step 2: Click File menu, select Account from the menu list. In this example, we are using Excel 2013 for disabling Office updates.
Step 3: Navigate to Office Updates under Product Information section.
Step 4: Now click the Office Updates option and select Disable Updates from drop down list.
The following confirmation message will be displayed that this product will not be updated.
Later if you want to enable the Office Updates feature, then click the Office Updates drop down list and select Enable updates from the drop down list.