In my haste to run away and have a baby, I may have neglected to notice that the set up for visual studio has changed quite a bit since I wrote my Visual Basic lessons. If you follow the instructions below you shouldn't have any issues getting it working - the actual programming techniques haven't changed.
Step 1 - Google "Visual Studio Community Edition" and download the installer. When its downloaded, open it and select ONLY the ".NET Desktop Development" option. Then click Install.
Step 2 - Wait for all the downloading to happen...
Step 3 - When the installer is done, reboot.
Step 4 - When you reboot, open visual studio and when prompted - sign in with your SCHOOL email address and password. Remember your school email is email@example.com. Your password is the same as the one you use to log in at school. Do NOT miss this step.
Step 5 - Go to File - New - Project...
Final step - on the LEFT, select Visual Basic (if you don't, it'll all look very weird to you later on. Then select "Windows Forms App" from the list on the RIGHT. From there, you're good to go.