Originally Posted by bertoo1960
Yes, but it takes much longer and uses a lot of bandwidth.
There are also four other problems:
1) Since you are going online to update an unpatched computer, the computer is vulnerable to hacks from the outside world.
2) If you're updating several computers, or dozens, or hundreds, it will suck up the installation's bandwidth and take a loooooong
time. Autopatcher was, as the name implies, something you would run on a computer and it would intelligently patch everything the computer needs, without going online, at least until the computer has had the latest patches installed.
3) The computer may not be an online computer, or the installation may not have Internet access.
4) The computer may have problems that prevent it from going online. Problems that could be fixed by an updater tool such as Autopatcher.