Thank you, sminlal and saran008. It's not clear to me that your success was with a Mac running the VMWare Fusion virtual machine - although clearly my final question left out that feature - merely relying on the context stated at the top of the post. I left out the phrase "... on a Windows 7 64-bit OS running as a virtual machine under VMWare Fusion on an iMac".
Is that the case, i.e. was your success via such a configuration?