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Compiled VB.NET program does not run on another computer

I have a desktop and a laptop.  Both have Visual Studio 2010 installed and both have exactly the same program files (shared via Dropbox).  However when I compile my program on the desktop, the executable does not run.  The program does not start or even show in the Processes tab of the Task Manager.  However, if I compile the program on the laptop, it runs just fine.  I have tried doing a repair of Visual Studio 2010 on my desktop and have even reinstalled Windows 10 over the existing OS to repair it as well.  But there has been no change.  

Two points that may help in diagnosing this problem:

1.  Lately, Visual Studio 2010 stops working at weird times, requiring me to restart it.

2.  Also recently, the following message appears on my desktop, "This theme cannot be applied to the desktop."  The message appears at random times (even directly after startup).

I am at my wit's end but was hoping someone could advise me before I give up and reformat my hard drive and reinstall Windows and all of my programs.  Thank you.

Visual Basic.NET.NET ProgrammingWindows 10

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Also be sure to Update Visual Studio. That doesn't always happen through standard Windows Update methods.
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In the end that is what I'm doing.  I was hoping that there was some way to diagnose how something like this could have happened  but I guess there are too many ways to count.   Thanks for your help.
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The .NET Framework is not specific to any one programming language; rather, it includes a library of functions that allows developers to rapidly build applications. Several supported languages include C#, VB.NET, C++ or ASP.NET.

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