Thanks for your quick response. I'm actually not sure if FTM was open or not when the updates were installed. (LOL, I have a tendency -- maybe not a good one!! -- to leave lots of things running on my computer, pretty much 'round the clock.)
But your idea sounds like it would be worth a try. And I don't think it could hurt anything. I really don't want to lose the great functionality that FTM gives me. Yet I know I can't safely operate for long without accepting Microsoft updates.