Nitrokey 3a NFC not recognised in Windows 10

I have set up my Nitrokey with my microsoft account online, and can sign in via web browser.
however when i attempt to log in to my desktop using my key via USB, i get the error: this smart card requires drivers that are not present on this system.

i have tried varios generic smart card drivers, but none seem to fix the issue.

Edition Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC
Version 21H2
Installed on ‎18/‎11/‎2022
OS build 19044.2546
Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.4190.0