The thing is, I'm using my old SP1 disk. It's a pain in the butt when I reformat or install new HD. I've tried slipstreaming SP2 but no go. You can't repair a SP2 install with a SP1 disc. My rig is set up fine for now, (except for 1 more gig of ram, my other video card and my sound card) If I was on Dial-up, I surely would have killed myself by now. I might as well wait a while longer and purchase Vista.
I know your pain. I DO have only dial-up at home right now - no broadband options. There should be wireless broadband in my valley later this spring, but until then I make do with broadband at work and a couple large thumb drives.