The software was downloaded from www.arduino.org/software and under v1.7.8 I chose windows: installer.
I didn't know that there were 2 streams to the IDE develpment. Why?
Anyway, I uninstalled the .org product and dowloaded from the .cc website and installed that but I still get the same error I'm afraid.
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