Thank for the speedy advice:
This is what I did:
removed the ; from in front of extension=php_curl.dll in the followiung docs that were in the bin folder of the WAMP folder:
And restarted the WAMP server twice (and DW once). I still have the same error.
Did I need to download the curl software? These are the file names of what I downloaded:
IF I did need to download cURL, did I get the wrong curl selection? I have 'ran' both of the downloads.
any other suggestions