I don't even know if this is the issue or not but I thought I'd mention it.
I even changed the name in the "Inner Space uplink name (if different) box" to the new name I gave the computer since it had the old computer name listed in there. Still won't launch/work. This computer also had the distinction of having had Windows Vista on it just a day ago (maybe its cursed now??) which was such a stubborn POS to deal with networking-wise I had to spend $126 frickin dollars to upgrade to 7. Now with a fresh download of Windows 7 it seems to have connected fine to the Windows 7 homegroup I am using for the other 2 computers so it would appear that the networking aspect is not the issue either. So I am at a loss atm as to what the problem really is. Anyone have any thoughts on this? Thanks in advance.