Visual Basic 2010 Express program to a deployable .EXE?

I have a very simple program (my first in VB) that I simply want to put on another PC and run as a stand alone .EXE.  I have found many references thru Google and others here that seem far more complicated (install .NET for example) than I expected.  Is there a simple process, or am I over simplifying life?
Mike CaldwellConsultant to IP industryAsked:
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Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
all applications built using VS.Net (Express or any other) require the .Net Framework to run

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Mike CaldwellConsultant to IP industryAuthor Commented:
But cannot the required elements be bundled into an output so that I have a single file that can then be run on my other PCs?
Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
no it would be to big for very small apps. it is not only .net apps, Java is the same, the old VB6 was also like this
Mike CaldwellConsultant to IP industryAuthor Commented:
Well, not what I wanted to hear, but "the truth shall set you free."
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