Thanks for all the tips. Chapter 4 of the windows guide was close but does not take into account that the eeepc and possibly other netbooks do not list Port (COM & LPT) in the Device Manager list, and that when the Arduino UNO is plugged in it is identified as "Other Device". That said, this is how I got it to work.
1) Plugin Arduino Uno to USB. Will be detected as Arduino Uno but that can be ignored.
2) Open device Manager. You will see Arduino Uno highlighted with Yellow warning under Other Devices.
3) Select Arduino Uno and right mouse button, select Update Driver.
4) Select "No not at this time". Hit Next
5) Select install from specific location. Hit Next
6) Select "Don't search, I will choose the driver to install". This is different from the guide. Hit Next.
7) Now select the Hardware Type, in this case "Ports (COM & LPT)". Hit Next.
8) Select "Have Disk" from the "Select Device Driver" dialog. Navigate to the Drivers directory of the Arduino sofware previously downloaded. Pick the Arduino UNO inf file. Hit Open. Hit OK.
9) Hit Next, and Hit Continue at all the warnings dialogs.
When you get back to the Device Manager the Arduino UNO is now displayed under the Ports (COM & LPT).
All is now wonderful, and I uploaded a sketch to make sure the port was configure correctly.
I hope this method can be added to the install instructions for those developers who do not see the Port (COM & LPT) in the Device Manager List.
Thanks for all the help