I found a direct download link (thanks to Yahoo search) Inkscape-0.45-1.win32
I even downloaded it to be sure. I have Vista on my computer and it works fine fine with it.
I did not install this one (since it is already installed but it has the exact same name and 21,938 kb so I feel that is pretty certain. I also have Kapersky and it came up clean. Smile.
Hopefully this will end the frustration for many of you too.