Everyone on this thread. If I can do it, you can too.
My mistakes when I followed Fuddy's advice were
1. the novacom just kept opening with winrar. I had to right click and ask it to open with java and then, voila, I was able to install
2. I kept getting an error when I tried to put the info in the command window. I had downloaded the device tool twice, and my 'good' file was actually called 'devicetool(1).jar, once I made that change, Voila, again.
I am a fool, but a much smarter fool now.
This is why I have always loved the touchpad, (and the palm pilot before that, then my two palm phones...), people are so smart and so nice on webos nation.
Onwards and upwards.