I purchased PE9 a month ago.
The computer I use for PE0 is not connected to the internet. I use an old computer for the internet as a protection against viruses and I dont like the way virus checkers slow down computers.
So how can I check for and download any updates of service packs as they become available from Adobe?
I would want to download them as files on my internet computer and transfer them with a memory stick.
I was a bit annoyed when PE9 insisted I connect to the internet to download and register a plug in for one of the effects to work.
You can also go to any Adobe product's Help menu and select Check for Updates.
The Adobe Updater will automatically update every Adobe program on your computer. (BTW, there are no updates for Premiere Elements 9 -- but, as you've seen, a number of components need to be activated in order for the program to be fully functional, so an internet connection is strongly recommended.)
He can't check for updates from PE... he must download manually and copy over, I presume via USB drive
"The computer I use for PE0 is not connected to the internet"