Im having trouble with the skin. Im using the most current version of RR and the most current version of the config program. Im getting what you described to be the gdi error and I manually registered it in windows but the problem still exists. Another thing that I noticed/couldnt find is you mentioned a Setup program? Is it still in this version as I know it has been updated a few times?
I will do a search and then edit this post if i find it.