@leokhoa Thanks for your reply.
I think it is version 7. I was trying to install the latest laragon which I assumed had 7 as a default.
Unless I've misunderstood what's going on, is the issue actually with apache not php? See images below which mention apache, (httpd.exe):
I've also tried running httpd from the command line but I get the same error in the first image.
I'm already up and running with Laragon on my work machine which runs fine and ran into issues here with my personal laptop.
I'm going to try running all my windows updates also, some are suggesting this is an issue on stackoverflow.