Thanks for the replies.
My problem goes a little deeper than just my orbiter message, so I think its best I follow some very prudent advice (thanks colinjones) and spend a little time going through the Wiki and learning the ins and outs of LMCE before jumping right to install. I have other hardware that works for my windows media center, that probably won't work in this edition of LMCE(IR Blaster, and my hauppage USB stick 950 tuner).
I appologizing for jumping the gun and posting prior to actually reading the wiki and preparing in advance.
I do have an old USB-UIRT I bought several years ago (2004 I think). I wonder if that will still work if I can find it. hehe.
Thanks again, all!