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Edit by Rick: See my post below. Using /createMsi should not be necessary.
 
Oops, my bad, I see your issue is installing paint.net, not running the paint.net itself. So that registry edit wouldn't do anything for you.
 
You can create a MSI as an alternative method to install paint.net. It won't invoke that animation stuff during the installation.
http://www.getpaint.net/doc/latest/UnattendedInstallation.html

 

Also make sure you're up to date on Windows Updates and the Drivers for your Video Card, as those can cause issues with the DirectX calls that paint.net makes.

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No, actually the solution to this is known. I need to update the troubleshooting FAQ. (edit: it's updated, http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/692-install-update-or-uninstall-trouble-read-this/#entry516996 )

 

You need to install the Visual C++ 2015 Runtime from here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48145

 

Microsoft broke something here in their 2015 version with the whole "Universal CRT" junk. Unfortunately this means that some people have to install the VC++ RT manually.

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