sorry to take so long, but you go under system restore and do a roll back to a time before you applied that Patch. It fixes the problem.
Oh no worries, it actually resolved itself the next time I loaded the game.
And I felt duped when I installed the game and realised, "oh shit, windows live....as in, live marketplace? as in...PAYING for shit?" Oh well, I still prefer mouse-keyboard over controller, so whatcha gonna do.