The user has the chance to decline to install all the bundled software and when that is done nothing apart from the program will be installed.
I beg to differ. Decline all the "bundled software offers" and nothing gets installed.
I just put together XP computer for old games and I was happy to see "Alcohol 120% Free Edition 22.214.171.12430 FE" available. However, the experience was sobering in bad way. Countless 3rd party crapwares bundled and every one of them had to be declined in various ways. At the end, the "downloader" just quietly closed down an it did not install Alcohol, after all.
So, I decided to get Alcohol 52% FE instead. After all, I don't need more for that computer.
Guess what? Same experience as with Alcohol 120% FE. Avoiding crapware, but Alcohol never got installed!
One might guess that in order to get either version Alcohol installed, at least some crapware must be allowed to worm into computer. No, I'm not going to try!
As the computer is intended to pure offline gaming and never to be online after finalising installation, I don't intend to install any extra software to eat resources.
That includes AV, firewall, most of the MS updates (useless for this computer) and specially crapware.
Being lifetime licensee of Alcohol 120%, this experience was quite unexpected and unwelcome.
I'm hoping someone somewhere just made honest mistake and it will be fixed soon.
It's already PITA to have to decline several of those "offers", but one would expect to finally have intended software installed...
Unfortunately, installer for older version did not work any more. One reason more why online installers are bad idea.