Okay after tracking down my earlier issues and finding the answer via someone else who had the same problem I did as was suggested by Code Ranger. (Thanks CR)
Now with Windows updated I have once again attempted to start the game via the launcher and I still receive the Cryptic Crash alert. This time the code is 268 or Unknown. Yes the box actually reads Unknown. What needs to be updated THIS time in order for me to finally get this dang game running?