Wow! The Dell Dimension 4550 came sooner than expected. Didn't I just put the order in on Friday? Got it connected to the Internet via cable modem in just a few minutes. I must say the OOBE (Out of Box Experience) on this one is pretty good.
The scanner is a problem. There is no XP driver for the Umax Vista-S6E. (Can you say obsolete?) Even if I installed NT 4.0, for which there is a driver, it won't work because the scanner's adapter card is not a PCI card and the new PC only has PCI slots. Looks like I will have to buy a new scanner. Time to hit the hardware reviews.