The steps that are outlined here work excellent.
Do just as instructed above:
NOTE: Make sure the battery is IN the phone. This does not work with just USB power.
Start>>All Programs>>Accessories>>Command Prompt
Type cd.. (then press Enter)
and again cd.. (press Enter)
(this gets you to the root directory tree on c: drive)
Type cd program files\common files\reasearch in motion\apploader\loader.exe /nojvm
This will open a different window than you would get if you just navigated to the location and clicked loader.exe. This <cmd> way of doing it only loads what is required to force feed your OS (operating system) onto the BlackBerry.
These folks are right on the money. It works, they rock, I'm a happy camper!
Thanks lbbrow01, ScooterG and everyone who contributed to this post.