Sorry for the delay, now that I come to think of it... what I find less pleasing is the individual flashing of windows of the different packages; but I still appreciate a way to know how it's doing overall. That's likely why I preferred the older textual representation of the installer, things were installing in the background silently but you could read what was being done (e.g. uninstalling non-compliant versions, installing VC vX, etc.). As for the VB runtimes... were they included as well? I don't recall seeing them in the list of installed apps, I thought it was just the redistributables of Visual C++ (W10 os as base), but you know more about the matter than me haha.