I really thought I replied to this last evening but, nothing here.
I just wanted to say thanks and apologize for my apparent problem with assumptions (this wasn't the first time). I guess because of the particular error message I assumed the other two wouldn't work without even trying them. I think that I likely had a power bump that fried the file and the windows redistribtable since it happens so often here (I have solar power so the batteries often go too low and shut down the power until the generator charges them high enough). I'm glad I don't have to restart as that one was already a restart (even though I built my melee warrior differently).