This "You need to chill.Your the one making this much harder than it needs to be,and in multple threads." did not help me.
This "Now,did you extract everything,or just a single file? Check folder,make sure it has 2 folders,and 4 files.If so,read on,if not,you didnt extract everything so do that first,then read on.Opening the archive in 7-zip and clicking setup isnt gonna cut it." did!
When a person comes for help, they don't need to be criticized.
My problem was trusting the 7-zip explorer window to actually be an explorer window. It is not. It is a self contained shell, so even though it showed a successful extraction, it was not the good place to do a setup from.
When I finally located the extracted directories and files with Windows Explorer, the setup was successful, and yes the CD key installed correctly.
Thanks for your help.
Just as a small piece of advice, there is a maxim in business that has served all industries and successful concerns for centuries. "The customer is always right, even when he is wrong!"
You calm down a person who is upset, you do not criticize and berate him.
Thanks again for your help,