@Elf - true - and yes, I did go to the website and have now downloaded the latest drivers for hardware and software. I don't understand why the card can't be detected. Isn't that kinda weird? Yes, I took it out and reconnected it and I'm going to try that again just in case I was totally wrong.
All I can say is I don't believe anyone in this discussion has placed unreasonable demands of tolerance on you.
I had a little computer breakthrough last night with the OLD system. Reading the old manual and every update since. So far, 96 pages of material. Also, found fixes and known issues and all kinds of stuff (like install this thing before you install that thing). So far, it looks like I might have the OLD system working. In which case I will faint.
Hope all your weekends are great ones. I'm attending an anniversary dinner in a few hours. See you all later. *beams out*