Look what I received in the mailbox today. My Windows XP Service Pack 2 CD. Well done Microsoft! And they did not charge me just as they promised. Apart from the CD, there is nothing much except an order sticker for a 'Microsoft Anti Virus Updates CD' which costs US$35. Bizarrely the form is in German!
Unfortunately I have already updated my sister's PC and both my parents laptop. But we are going to keep this just in case some idiot format our computers. Downloading the update is extremely slow even on broadband.
Once I have the time I will attempt to slipstream the original Windows XP CD with SP2 CD giving me a single installation CD. That way any future re-installation of Windows XP with SP2 will be much faster.