Hello Maxgerhardt, thank you for responding to my post. After i posted i then spent some time trying to decipher the error info i was getting and realised after looking at other comments on the internet that I didn’t have a recent version of python installed so i did that and made sure it was in the Path. I then found another post that suggested 3 fixes to try. The second one to create a .platformio directory at root of C has fixed my problem and i now have Platformio installed in VSCode and working as expected.
Again thank you for your response.