@figuerres: Well, I checked my PC, once I got to work, and found that the Windows Live Mesh service was running.  Clearly, then I was wrong in thinking it wasn't.  But like you said, it was very slow!  I gave up, waiting for 10 to 15 minutes, because I thought the service was diabled.  I guess if I try it again I may have to wait up to 30 minutes before giving up.