Installing CCS from the CDROM asks what components you'd like ton install: Everything or "You pick the right things".
Since I didn't know what the right things were, I chose the "Everything" box.
Everything installed (after a Looooong time), and I could import Lab #1 "Hello World!" Blinking light.
It compiled and ran on the hardware and I was off to the races.
Loading Lab #2 told me that I didn't have a recent enough compiler for the project. :-(
OK, no problem. Eclipse-based IDEs have a "Check for updates" feature which, sure enough, told me I had updates. So do it.
After about 15 minutes, it told me it couldn't find some dependency or other.
I messed around for a few hours selecting partial updates, uninstalling things like the MSP430 development pod support bits and had no luck.
So I uninstalled the whole mess (which took another 90 minutes or so) and I reinstalledfrom the CDROM checking just the things I thought I needed. The C2000 compiler and things with C2000 in their name.
Then I had a working setup that, complained about lab #2!
But now the Eclipse update feature got me a new compiler and lab #2 compiled and ran.