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How to Solve Windows 8.1 OpenVPN Problem

Jan. 23, 2017, 4:30 a.m.

Microsoft Windows 8 users who updated their system to Windows 8.1 have complained that they are not able to use OpenVPN client on Windows 8.1 or or even to configure VPN connection on Windows 8.1 manually. The reason behind this problem is that when you update to Windows 8.1 all TAP-drivers are removed. If the tap-windows driver is not installed, you won't be able to get OpenVPN to work properly on Windows 8.1 and you won't be able to connect to any OpenVPN server on Windows 8.1. Therefore, the solution would be to download Windows 8.1 OpenVPN TAP by following the steps mentioned in this tutorial.

Grant administrator privileges To C:\Program Files\TAP-Windows\devcon.exe

If you can't find TAP-WINDOWS folder, please install

If you can't find devcon,exe look for it in C:\Program Files\TAP-Windows\bin\

Right click on devcon.exe, select "Preferences", Click on the "Compatibility" tab

"Set compatibility mode to", choose "Windows 7" from the dropdown menu.

Now enable administrator privileges and click "Ok".

- Run as administrator C:\Program Files\TAP-Windows\deltapall (right click and run as administrator)

- Run as administrator C:\Program Files\TAP-Windows\addtap (right click and run as administrator)