Now Im really stumped. I thought because I did not extract to the desktop, that may be my issue. So I D/L'ed it again and extracted to the desktop. Followed the tutorial with the blank.ico and merged the 64bit .reg string again, and still no go. So just for grins I merged the 32bit string, and BAM it worked.
I may be stupid, but my OEM disc (From New Egg) says 64bit Software. Then when I go to "Computer" (R click) properties, it says "System type: 64-bit Operating System, yet the 32bit string worked?
I'm glad it worked, but I'm worried something is just not adding up.