John, it is good to hear from you. Yes, the CD delivery time was excellent. I am very glad to hear it worked well and installed without difficulty. Am also pleased with SP-2 and don't want to look back.
Seeing your posts and interest in your system it no doubt was in top notch condition to accept the upgrade. I think some who are having problems have systems that are already broken or lacking in maintenance.
Thanks for the report!
seem to find what thread we discussed this in, so posting anew. I also ordered mine online 25 August. Believe you received yours yesterday & ordered the same day.
Just finished installing, had no problems. Took exactly 42 minutes from the time CD was put in to after reboot and clicking or ensuring that the SP2 "Firewall" and "Restore" was disabled as I personally use the free Zone Alarm Firewall and the commercial($) GoBack3 Deluxe instead of XP's Restore.
I kinda think the SP2 already figured out what I had and already had my setting right.....err...maybe I just doubled checked it...
The 42 total minutes sure beats the 4 hour, 22 minutes MS estimated to download for my dial-up.