Yes sir... you're certainly welcome!
Anything else you might be looking for just shout, I might know where to find it, or at least something like it for free. Snapfiles' Freeware
section is just absolutely full of little programs of all sorts, all are rated both by the staff and user input so you get a good idea of what works and what doesn't before you waste the time to download it.
If you have Broadband at work, or have a buddy that has it at home, you might want to pick up one of those little USB memory sticks, (a.k.a. Thumb Drives, Flash Drives, etc. etc.
), you can find them at most office supply stores starting at around $25. If you have a USB Port on your computer that is, (it's probably located in the back right hand side [looking at it from the front] on a machine of that vintage, it's just a little rectangular slot 1/2"wide x 1/4" high, it'll likely be turned vertical if it's in the back too
You can then download the program and save it to a folder on your office computer, simply by electing "Save" rather than "Run" or "Open" and then copy it to the thumb drive. Or... you can download and save directly to the thumb drive as well. Take it home click on the file and it should open right up. That saves a lot of time downloading goodies on dial-up! I clean a lot of computers up for the locals, and any time I go to work on a dial-up connection, I download all the latest versions of the tools I need before I leave the house! As suggested above that program that took you 28 minutes to download, would have downloaded on my connection in well under 10 seconds.
If you need to download something for Microsoft itself, and it doesn't offer a Save option, but attempts to simply install, download a different web browser... Netscape, Firefox, Opera... they aren't tied into the operating system like Internet Explorer and those programs will give you a save option for MS files.
As for how much the memory sticks hold, I think the smallest you can buy now is about a 520mb. Mine's a 256mb and I've had entire folders full of saved programs on it, along with copy of several websites, and assorted other files all at once. One of the sites there is a 300+ page e-commerce site, loaded with pictures, so it's quite large, and there was still room to spare. They'll hold waaaaay more than what you think they will!