As part of their security initiative, Microsoft is offering Windows XP SP2 update on cd at no charge. Even if you already have SP2 for Windows XP from Windows Update, I highly recommend requesting a XP SP2 CD. It's 100% free of charge – not even shipping costs. Keep it on hand — just in case — because having the cd is a lot easier than downloading the update all over again if you have to reinstall. If you've got friends/neighbors/mothers-in-law who are on dial up, share it with them, as well. Shipping time is 4-6 weeks, but your mileage may vary.