Error when using pyuic4 on Windows 7

GreyHippo used Ask the Experts™
I am trying to get started at developing plugins for QGIS (an open source GIS software) and I am trying to compile a UI python file using pyuic4 but when I try to compile the UI file I get an error, see below:

D:\Program Files (x86)\Quantum GIS Wroclaw\bin>pyuic4 -o "C:\workspaces\FlowDire
ctionTest\" "C:\workspaces\FlowDirectionTest\ui_flowdirec
'import site' failed; use -v for traceback
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "d:\PROGRA~3\QUANTU~1\apps\Python25\Lib\site-packages\PyQt4\uic\"
, line 34, in <module>
    import optparse
ImportError: No module named optparse

I am using QGIS 1.7.4 on a Windows 7 64bit.  I used the Plugin Builder to create all the necessary files.  I haven't written any other code yet.

Thanks for you help.
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