Psychopy can't launch..... at first attempt

As with the title, I have tried recommendations from Troubleshooting — PsychoPy v2021.2 but none of them were specific to what I am encountering at the moment.

I’m trying to get psychopy to install on a Windows 10 PC. When launching psychopy, nothing showed up, not even the splash screen. However, python.exe seems to be running in the background under “Background processes” under task manager. Also, an internet connection seems to be needed. If not, python.exe will only run for a few seconds before disappearing.

Doing “C:\Program Files\PsychoPy\pythonw.exe” -m led to error messages at home.

Does anyone have any remedy for this?