Empty scripts folder

I have installed Blender 2.49 twice now. The first time I was having problems and noticed there was no scripts folder. I uninstalled Blender and downloaded it again. This time I had a scripts folder but the scripts folder was empty. I have Windows Vista 64 bit version but downloaded the 32 bit version because there is still no installer for the 64 bit version.

Is this of any help.

http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?t=162681&highlight=vista+missing+scripts

Richard