Cubase 13 - "An eLicenser problem occured" from SAM

SAM error:

An eLicenser problem occured

your eLicenser initialisation is hanging - you can continue to use your Steinberg Licensing based products. If you want to use your eLicenser based products, restart your computer

I’ve had this error message twice now running C13 - blank project and sitting at the hub - Win10 with a C11 (upgraded to 13) dongle installed. Nothing of any use left on the dongle apart from the legacy/upgraded C11 license. Everything runs fine despite the message.

never seen this on c11/c12 ?

If I run C11 straight after without booting everything works fine - so the elc software HASN’T hung ?