How to fix OpenVPN TAP Driver problem on Windows 8?

Ok, the short answer is: reinstall your VPN client, that's because most of them will ask you to reinstall the TAP drivers while the VPN is installing, this way it should fix the problem.

But WAIT!!, it can also be solved following these easy steps:

1) Go to C:\Program Files\TAP-Windows\bin

2) Find the devcon.exe file.

3) Right click on the file and select properties.

4) Click on the Compatibility tab.

5) Click on Change settings for all users.

6) Check Run this program in compatibility mode, and choose Windows 7.

7) Check Run this program as an administrator, click Apply and Ok.

8) Now click on C:\Program Files\TAP-Windows\deltapall and Run as Administrator.

9) You will see a command prompt screen which will delete all the TAP-drivers.

10) Then right click on C:\Program Files\TAP-Windows\addtap and Run as Administrator, it will reinstall your TAP drivers.
  • 0 Users Found This Useful
Was this answer helpful?

Related Articles

How to install OpenVPN on Android?

1) Download OpenVPN for Android either from the Google Play Store or directly as an Android...

How to install OpenVPN on iOS?

1) Download and install the OpenVPN Connect client from the App Store. 2) Download the OpenVPN...

How to install OpenVPN on Linux?

1) You will be sent a download link via E-mail to get the OpenVPN Profile. (The .OVPN file...

How to install OpenVPN on MacOS?

1) You will be sent a download link via E-mail to get the OpenVPN Profile. (The .OVPN file...

How to install OpenVPN on Windows?

1) Download the OpenVPN Profile sent to you via E-mail. (This .OVPN file contains the Server...