Thank you very much, this was successful in solving the problem, I successfully downloaded and updated the patch without having to use the manual patch. Thank you for the very quick and helpful response.
However if you could answer one more question it would be very much appreciated. I have one curiousity in particular, when I start up StarCraft using the shortcut on the desktop it works perfectly fine and I am able to log onto battle.net and do anything. However, when I place that icon onto the quick launch bar, on the toolbar, an error appears when I attempt to log onto battle.net saying:
"Battle.net was unable to properly identify your application version. Please uninstall and then reinstall the application. If the problem persists then you may have a computer virus. For information on detecting and removing this virus you may contact us by email at email@example.com."
When I removed the shortcut from the quick launch bar, on the tool bar, and placed it back on the desktop it went back to working perfectly fine. It's no big deal I simply like keeping my desktop clean if I can, just something I found interesting, and thought you may findi t interesting as well.