Error occurred Installing TAP driver

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HardOtaku12
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Error occurred Installing TAP driver

Post by HardOtaku12 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:54 am

I always get this problem I have tried many different ways to fix this.... but None worked!
when I try to install OpenVPN -2.4.8-I602-Win7,(I use windows 7 because i have Windows 8.1) , I always gets this error, after,




Caching service states
Stopping OpenVPN services...
Output folder: C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\bin
Extract: openvpn.exe
Output folder: C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\doc
Extract: INSTALL-win32.txt
Extract: openvpn.8.html
Output folder: C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\bin
Extract: openvpnserv.exe
Output folder: C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\config
Output folder: C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\sample-config
Extract: sample.ovpn
Extract: client.ovpn
Extract: server.ovpn
Create folder: C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\log
Installing OpenVPN Interactive Service...
Installing OpenVPN Legacy Service...
Output folder: C:\Users\PCADMI~1\AppData\Local\Temp
Extract: tap-windows.exe
Installing TAP (may need confirmation)... <------------ after this I get another tab saying An error occured installing the TAP device driver


and when i open addtap in (C:\Program Files\TAP-Windows\bin)
it says this

C:\Program Files\TAP-Windows\bin>rem Add a new TAP virtual ethernet adapter

C:\Program Files\TAP-Windows\bin>"C:\Program Files\TAP-Windows\bin\tapinstall.ex
e" install "C:\Program Files\TAP-Windows\driver\OemVista.inf" tap0901
tapinstall.exe failed.

C:\Program Files\TAP-Windows\bin>pause
Press any key to continue . . .


I have tried many ways in fixing this like,
editing Regedit, booting in Safe mode, and etc....

Please reply if you know the answer to my problem!! , btw I install TAP driver so I can install VPN's

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TinCanTech
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Re: Error occurred Installing TAP driver

Post by TinCanTech » Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:45 pm

OpenVPN has never been able to find the exact cause of problems like this .. it can be so many reasons.

If you have a third party software firewall try completely uninstalling that and then try to install openvpn.

This is a bit outdated but may have some useful information:
https://community.openvpn.net/openvpn/w ... TAPDrivers

HardOtaku12
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Re: Error occurred Installing TAP driver

Post by HardOtaku12 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:59 am

TinCanTech wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:45 pm
OpenVPN has never been able to find the exact cause of problems like this .. it can be so many reasons.

If you have a third party software firewall try completely uninstalling that and then try to install openvpn.

This is a bit outdated but may have some useful information:
https://community.openvpn.net/openvpn/w ... TAPDrivers
thank you for this answer,, I'll try doing it!

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