Fyi, Solidworks has a "fast startup" feature (which I've disabled), but could make the above step "Make sure NO software is running: Solidworks or ANSYS" a little hard to achieve for some users.

I'm pretty sure I had all the relevant programs closed when I did the above procedure.

After doing the Speos Geometry Update (which may still be using 2021 based on the licensing pop-up), I see the following from Speos status history. The two red ! are unexpected.