Windows 10: Cannot install any VPN software client on W10 PC

  1.    25 Feb 2017 #1

    Cannot install TAP software on W10 PC

    I am running KIS 2017, have tried installing those VPN software client - I have a NordVPN connection & have also tried installing trials of some other VPN software client. No VPN software can be used to the lack of TAP adapter is not getting installed. I have even tried after uninstalling KIS but not there is no change in fortune.

    I cannot install the TAP software even after uninstalling KIS.

    Saw some posts that Windows 10 often has problems related to TAP adapter.

    I have the same problem but did some checking and I found out that there is a registry entry missing on my computer
    Open entry as follows:

    • I dont know if the guid is always the same but the last id can be diffrent for sure
    • You can open atleast the class key and the just use find data: TAP-Windows Adapter V9

    if you have more than one tap adapters then you have to add this for all of them
    In this key add the REG_SZ entry:
    ComponentId: tap0901
    This worked for me
    In my case ( see 4th screenshot) the ComponentID is already present and its value is set to PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8168&REV_06

    In my device manager there is no TAP adapter. Please help me as I am not able to use VPN software
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    Last edited by john998; 25 Feb 2017 at 07:24.
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       26 Feb 2017 #2
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