Rhino 8 error when opening Grasshopper

I was left hanging on this matter and was made to believe it was a result of my antiquated system, the “expert” never responding, but when I happened on this thread:

and followed the COFF workaround described, I was able to open up GH in V8 by unchecking. That’s not to say there aren’t other problems, maybe even as a result, but I am kind of pissed.