If you don't want to buy a new PC right now, maybe another solution springs to mind!
Add a USB 2.0 card to your PC. Take a look at Startech USB 2.0 card
NCIX is a Canadian firm, based in BC.
Or if you have a CanadaComputer local, Bytecc USB 2.0 5-PORT PCI Card
or Vantec PCI Host Card - 5 Port USB 2.0
, or even BestBuy Dynex DX-2P2C 2 Port USB 2.0 PCI Card
or StarTech 3-Port Low Profile PCI USB 2.0 Card
Based on the the age of your PC and the fact it only has USB 1, I think it's more than likely you would need a PCI based card (which is what I have listed).