Unexpected Error NP1002

I'm unable to even get past character creation because the game seems to crash about 10 minutes in every single time, full screen or windowed with a popup error NP1002, Unexpected Error. 😕 Windows 10

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Did check files in launcher, and then a repair/reset in the windows Apps thing for PSO2. Got some file permission errors for C:\Program Files\WindowsApps and set permissions to ensure I had full admin rights - then launched the game as administrator and it seems to be working!