Troubleshooting Windows 8 VPN Issue
Virtual Private Networks are usually handy when two are more people want their system connected, interlinked but securely connected, without anyone other that the connection not being able to get their hands on the connection or the files shared in it. But there is time when even a Virtual private network gets slayed by the endless threats to privacy on the internet. If you want to troubleshooting Windows 8 VPN issue.
Especially, if you’re using VPN for Windows 8, there is a higher chance that you might not be able to open or connect to a Virtual Private Network, even the open VPN ones. The main reason behind people who updated or upgraded to Windows 8.1 not being able to tap into a VPN is that, during the update, the VPN TAP drivers for Windows 8 are removed. The only logical solution would be to reinstall the drivers that were removed during the update. Please follow the step below to do that!
- “C:\Program Files\TAP-Windows\devcon.exe” –> Please grant administrator privileges to this file.
- If you can not locate the TAP-Windows folder, then it is sure that the file has been lost during the process of updating the Windows operating system.
- This link can be a great source from where you can download the so lost server >http://swupdate.openvpn.org/community/releases/openvpn-install-2.3.4-I001-x86_64.exe
- Please locate devcon.exe
- If you are not able to locate devcon.exe, then please look in this path > C:\Program Files\TAP-Windows\bin\
- Right click on the so found devcon.exe, and tap on preferences, and from the drop down that appears, select Compatibility.
- There is a drop down that expands when you click on compatibility, and from the drop down, please click Windows 7. This should’ve enabled the compatibility of the files, and would help the files get through the next update without getting lost.
- Please use the privileges of an administrator, 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)
- These are the steps to reinstall the drivers of a Virtual private network after an update or upgrade the operating system.
We would advice you to maintain the latest of the drivers always so that they are compatible and the make it across the update. This wouldn’t particularly be restricted for Virtual private network drivers, but all device drivers are safe if updated regularly.
If you have any other issues, please let us know if there are any issues regarding the functioning of Virtual private network (VPN) for Windows 8 through the toll-free number 1-855-559-2230 or visit us at www.microsoft-help-desk.com, or any Microsoft function, for that matter!