Bad news - latest version of KIES wrecks my solution
Tried regressing to older version, and that doesn't work anymore either.
Doing this for XP and Window 7 Professional is bust too, which didn't give me any problems in the first place!
No problem with the MTP driver now under both operating systems, my Tab appears in the file system of both computers, its just this KIES and the only problem is how do I get ICS when/if it arrives?
Life's too short and I have a proper job to do rather than frigging around with this dumbass piece of software that is KIES.