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?
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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?
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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
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Mike CaldwellConsultant to IP industryAuthor Commented:
Well, not what I wanted to hear, but "the truth shall set you free."
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