Pretty crazy, in the least.
Thank you VERY much for your help with all of this, dilettante! You really helped me get a good start on working with installations. I wish I could give you a great rating on all of your posts, but that's not possible on this forum.
I'm just glad it helped a bit. Perhaps others will find this thread and get something out of it too.
Yes, it can help prepare other newbies for the fact that installations are not a "one-click" proposition, even though MS could have gotten a lot closer to that ideal than they did.