One item to watch out for if you install Windows XP-SP2-RC2 is the Remote Dialup services that it installs and activates. I run with an always connected 2 mbit cable modem. I observed that after installing RC2 there was a noticeable delay in a web page opening up....say 2-3 seconds. Using Process Guard's monitoring log, I found a service named RASAUTO.EXE was executing every time the internet was accessed. This was not happening prior to the RC2 installation. If this problem appears on your machine, go into Services.msc and disable Remote Access Auto Connection Manager Remote Access Connection Manager Reboot the machine after disabling these. This definitely stopped my delays. Why MS enables these on a cable modem is beyond me. So THANK YOU Process Guard for showing me the Light!