failed updates

my windows 8.1 , 64, core i3-3220 system, which has office XP small business sp3, has repeatedly failed these 5 updates:

Office XP Update: KB833858
Office XP Update: KB837253
Update for Office XP (KB913471)
Security Update for SharePoint Team Services (KB911701)
Update for Access 2002 (KB904018)

all say:
Installation date: ‎11/‎14/‎2015 11:31 AM
Installation status: Failed
Error details: Code 80096004

office XP has been running on it for several years and still is, but a few months ago windows update started having these failures. the update KB's appear to be ~10 years old so why are they trying to be applied now?
what should i do?
alk444Asked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Office XP is dead (like XP) and no longer getting updates. There is nothing you can do except upgrade Office.

If you have a compatibility pack (Office 2007 compatibility) then the compatibility pack will get updates but Office XP will not.

I have Office XP on a Windows XP virtual machines and there are no updates.

You may have developed a problem in such an old product because the only updates that should occur are compatibility pack updates.
alk444Author Commented:
so why is windows update trying to apply these updates?
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
There may have been a update for Office XP go bad and Windows then may try to replace it.
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alk444Author Commented:
so should i just hide and ignore them ?
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
At this point, yes, because updates have stopped

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rindiCommented:
You should replace that ancient office with either a newer version, or another product, like LibreOffice. Office XP isn't certified to run on any current OS. If it has run until now that was just chance.

LibreOffice is a lot better than m$ Office, but OpenSource and free. If you also need a mail client, then use thunderbird, which is also OpenSource and free, and a lot better than outlook.

http://portableapps.com/
http://portableapps.com/apps/office/libreoffice_portable
http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/thunderbird_portable
alk444Author Commented:
i don't see why i should replace office XP. all we use on that system is excel and word and they still work fine.

tnx for the suggestions.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thanks. Office XP can handle the basics, but with Windows 10 Threshold 2 now out, you need to upgrade just to allow software to function under the new OS. I am using Windows 10 Threshold 2 with Office 2016 on subscription as an economical way to go.
rindiCommented:
Using unsupported, ancient software is a huge risk, as that software has security holes that no longer get patched. This makes it very easy for the bad guys to compromise your system. A compromised system can cause a whole range of issues, with data theft just one example. You should always keep up to date.
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