Not sure when I’ll get to that but very helpful info.
Well, you are most welcome though nothing have suggested thus far has accomplished what you are hoping to do. While reading this “thanks” from you, I realized yet another possible problem, also. Since I lump this in with “anti-virus activities” on my computer, I didn’t mention it explicitly earlier:
Your firewall may also be set up in such a way that it silently blocks communications that some of these installers need to do. I try to keep mine set up so it always tells me when it wants to block something or allow it, but your firewall may not let you know.