Either I am very unlucky, or I don't know what I'm doing. Suggestions, please.
*) What driver would I expect to be able to uninstall? I don't see anything obvious in the device manager. Nothing changes between plugging and unplugging (either with or without the SD card).\
*) I now have access to a machine with an SD card slot. I was able to write the card. Having the written card in the USB reader still doesn't show anything.
*) My Pi boots, but with multiple attempts with 2 different keyboards, I can't interact with it. I get the config screen, but the keyboard doesn't move anything around (tried wheezy-raspbian and occidentalis).
*) Plugging in an ethernet cable doesn't show link up.