MrNeeds, you have been more than polite and helpful (albiet no more successful than I ). As for me and all those other unfortunate souls with the same issue.......... Flying Duck, NO! This problem migrated from one system to the next through a hardware change and OS reinstall. I have crossed that bridge and am not going back.
Honetly, I have 18 hours logged in this game, all trouble shooting and trying and failing and cussing and swearing. Codies/MS/Steam can fix this one for me. And if they don't, I will not EVER buy another softwre package that has the GFWL tag on it. We all know that will be the case, my fate has been sealed.
Thanks anyways for you time and efforts.