Make sure to do these installs with administrative rights. Below are some common commands you can run from an administrator Powershell or cmd. Did you try running the installer in Windows 8 compatibility mode or as Administrator? Scott Presnell 5. I’ve installed OpenVPN various times and always with administrator rights, but it wouldn’t work. We will also show you how to install, update or uninstall the TAP driver.

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Re: [Openvpn-users] TAP bit driver

So I can’t networl the guide that was posted before, about adding value to registry key etc. To potentially help others, I’ll add what fixed the issue for me:.

Scroll down, and you will see their download links. New driver is v. None of these worked for me. Are you using Kaspersky Total Security by any chance?

I closed the window as it was unresponsive. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. There are a few other things might be worth trying.


Some users have had success with Kaspersky by reverting back to the version. You will then have to download its setup and install the driver. The presentation linked to above also shows common debugging steps that should prove useful.

Re: [Openvpn-users] TAP 64-bit driver

If you’re still having issues installing the netork driver, you should try installing it on another computer. Now try to connect again and see if it works.

Now I’ve run addtap. Basically what happens when you install the TAP-Windows driver is that you get a new network adapter that shows up in your network control panel. Oh, if it is a driver signing issue then I’d open a ticket about it. It didn’t open; just hung there for a minute or so.


Sign up using Email and Password. Post edited by koi on November When I did that, it failed again. The installation hung for a long time on “Installing TAP virtyal I tried everything I could find — rebooting, running as admin, uninstalling other VPNs, disabling firewalls, disabling virus scanners, etc.

The elevated system changes involved in running a VPN requires full admin privileges to run properly. Security software can still block passively while disabled. This will netsork the files are not blocked from installing by your security software, and the file exclusions can work properly.


I’ve installed OpenVPN various times and always with administrator rights, but it wouldn’t work. To download TAP-Windows driver file, visit openvpn. November edited November Posts: For details, look at these forum postings:. For details on devcon.

(SOLVED) Please Reinstall Tap driver/ OpenVPN adapter error – PIA

That apparently did the trick. Could you please post a screenshot of the Control Panel with this? Turned on computer today, admittedly a bit anxious. Scott Presnell 5.

That time I found a source stating that the latest OpenVPN could give trouble, so I installed an earlier version still in the 2.