The weeks I spent trying to get it to work were not spent with AmiKit. They were spent trying to install Windows. Once I had Windows installed, AmiKit installed quickly and worked fine. But Windows did not. It took a very long time to boot, wanted to send all kinds of information about me to Microsoft, kept showing me ads, locked up for minutes at a time. It was a horrible experience. But none of that was AmiKit's fault. Once I had AmiKit working on Windows, I figured I would try the same process on Linux, which doesn't do any of those things. However, my linux install was on a jump drive that did not have enough free space to install playonlinux and wine. I then spent another week cloning my linux install, removing stuff from it so I thought I'd have room, not actually having enough room, ending up with a borked install and having to start over with a new clone install. Finally I gave up on that and bought a larger drive and installed linux from scratch. Having done that, it took about 6 hours to install playonlinux, Wine, and Amikit combined. And it worked. Having put that much time into getting something to work, why wouldn't I want the latest, best version of that thing?