Error with install for HCO 2023.1

I am trying to setup a new dev instance in e:\program files\solarwinds. The main install seems to run fine, yes it included a sql express too. It is looking for files in the programdata directory. I have noticed that this folder is generally used for lots of stuff, even when you install in the non-default locations. So this is not a shock. The issue is - this file exists in the folder. I tried retry once already - no luck. Anyone else run into this?