Disable "Windows update hasn't been able to check for new updates for the last 30 days. Go to Windows Update to resolve this issue"

We have a RMM portal that does not use Windows Update to push patches, but rather a proprietary system to check and apply patches.  The problem with this is Windows Update Client isn't used so we get these messages from Notification Center "Windows update hasn't been able to check for new updates for the last 30 days. Go to Windows Update to resolve this issue".  What I am racking my brain about is how to disable the dang message and remove the ability to even start the Windows Update client since it's not needed and users just get all bent out of shape when they see Last Check: Never in the client.
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Jody WhitlockSystem AdministratorAsked:
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rindiCommented:
You can turn the messages off in the Action Center (Windows 7, Control Panel, Action Center), (Windows 10, Control Panel, Security and Maintenance, Change Security and Maintenance settings), and on Windows 8, I don't know where....

The updates service can be disabled in the "Services".

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Jody WhitlockSystem AdministratorAuthor Commented:
I will take a peek on my 8.1 lab box here shortly and give it a shot.
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rindiCommented:
My answer disables the alerts and that is what the asker wants.
Jody WhitlockSystem AdministratorAuthor Commented:
So yes and no, I haven't had a chance to test things out as I am dealing with another issue and for that I do apologize.  Unfortunately we can't just disable the service because the service must run to manually install updates, which is how the RMM tool does this.  I've attached a screenshot of what I'm referring to under Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 is similar.  Basically, when  user see this then they think they need to run Windows Updates and start goofing things.  Also, because of this every once in a while Notification Center pops up and says "Windows has never checked for updates" and that needs to go away without disabling the service.
I'm starting to think my only option is to use a GPO to restrict user access to Windows Updates completely, but I would like to find a way to do this for clients that don't have Active Directory.
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