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Thanks warpdrive, I was actually using the proper Windows Control panel, not the fancy Windows 10 one. The TAP adapter is found in Device Manager, but apparently it is disabled because it is incompatible with Windows 7 64bit. Sign In or Register to comment. For details on devcon. You would need to enter the file exclusions regardless. Other fields can be left as they are. While poking around, I went into the control panel, opened up the network connections panel, and then clicked on the “VPN” section on the sidebar.

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Anyway, I’m afraid to try your solution, since I’ve got it working now and I don’t want to break it again. It seems that version of Kaspersky removes portions of our software, regardless of any configured file exclusions. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyVirtuao Policyand our Terms of Service. I closed the window as it was unresponsive.

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That apparently did the trick. Occasionally you may need play with different TAP-driver versions. If your Internet Connection stops working, then you might want to uninstall this adapter and see if that helps you.


November edited November Posts: Scott Presnell 5. None of these worked for me.


I then shut down, rebooted normally and opened “device manager” control panel, double-clicked “TAP-Windows Adapter V9”. When I did that, it failed again. 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.

Right-click on it vittual select Disable. I tired to install with real time protection off but still am unable to install the tap driver.

Today I tried to reinstall TAP driver in safe mode, unsuccessful.

This will ensure the files are not blocked from installing by your security software, and the file exclusions can work properly. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google.

If you are trying to install v. Now I’ve run addtap. Windows also has command line utilities to accomplish these same kinds of tasks such as “devcon”, “netsh”, and “ipconfig”. I didn’t think anything of it until metwork couple hours later, the exact same steps fixed the TAP driver problem on my other system, too.

That time I found a source stating that the latest OpenVPN could give trouble, so I installed an earlier version still in the 2. You would need to enter the file exclusions regardless.

Apparently, TAP-adapter is not a tag? I managed to get it working before your answer by installing an older version, but I forgot to check back on the question.


Did you try running the installer in Windows 8 compatibility netwlrk or as Administrator? vritual

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

I forgot about this question, but I actually managed to get it working shortly after I posted it. Menu Private Internet Access.

Sometimes tap-windows install failures are related to registry corruption. VPN not working in Windows Are you using Kaspersky Total Security by any chance? It has worked before, but I recently had to reinstall my laptop, for which I used the restore disks I created when I just got it. I have try several times, uninstall completely and re install again, remove the folder and application completely By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of won64privacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.