Invalid tap driver
How to install a driver that is not digitally signed
Note: To restart the machine in normal startup after fixing the problem, see the section of the Kb article titled “How to reboot the computer to start as usual after troubleshooting with clean boot.”
Many of the devices installed into your motherboard have a driver that can affect the speed and reliability of the motherboard chipset. It’s fairly common for computers to be running on outdated chipset drivers or to be using outdated software.
The machine was designed from the ground up (i7 2600k @ 4.5GHz, ASUS P8Z68-V Pro/Gen3 (latest BIOS), 8GB RAM, and two Samsung 840 SSDs in RAID-0). Since January 2012, this machine has been running Win7 x64 with no problems.
As a result, it appears that the OS would not allow *any* drivers to be installed. I’ve been looking for a solution to this issue for nearly a week and have yet to find one. Indeed, I’ve encountered this issue (“Data is invalid”) or something similar.
Given all of this, I’m seriously considering doing a full reinstall of the OS because I believe that there is some form of manipulation, and in my experience, it’s just easier to nuke it from orbit and start over with Windows.
Troubleshooting connectivity on windows 7+ i nordvpn
Ignore any alerts about compatibility and continue with the installation/start. This isn’t a problem; the TAP driver isn’t signed by Microsoft, and your Windows driver-security settings are set too low.
This particular version of Windows 8 comes with a preinstalled TAP adapter driver that is improperly configured by default. A preinstalled software called “KMSpico” and a service called “KMSELDI” are to blame. The link log of the HMA client can show: C:Windowssystem32netsh.exe interface ip set address I: NETSH: C:Windowssystem32netsh.exe interface ip set address I: NETSH: C:Windowssystem32netsh.exe interface I dhcp TunnelTap W: ERROR: netsh order failed: error code returned 1
We recommend that you use the following long-term solution:
1. Set the IPV4 Properties for the TAP adapter (TunnelTap) to “Automatically obtain an IP address.” 2. Using msconfig.exe, disable the system service “KMSELDI” in the System Configuration:
a) Rename the TAP adapter from “TunnelTap” to “Local Area Link” in the network centers adapter/connection list. Due to a custom service that you must uninstall, this move will be undone after the next reboot (see above)
Cannot install software – invalid drive error message – solved
Many sources recommend allowing the TAP adapter in Control PanelNetwork and InternetNetwork Connections, but I don’t see it there. Now that I’ve run addtap.bat, which comes with OpenVPN, I’m still not seeing any TAP adapters, and logging into the VPN is still failing. Running Windows 7 Home Premium on an HP Pavilion dv7 4050ed is the performance of addtap.bat. It used to work, but I recently had to reinstall my laptop, and I used the restore disks I made when I first got it. All else seems to be in working order.
Then I discovered a tip to install OpenVPN (version 9) after OpenVPNGui, since OpenVPN version 8 is installed by default. Now that I have a v9 TAP driver in Device Manager, it still doesn’t function, and it appears in Device Manager with an exclamation mark, but not in my network devices.
I was having the same issue as you. Installing the newest version of the OpenVPN Interface (openvpn-2.0.9-gui-1.0.3-install), rebooting, stopping OpenVPN, and then installing only OpenVPN (openvpn-2.1.3-install) over the top of the original install operated for me. Make sure you’re running these installations with administrative privileges.
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Here’s the same problem. I’ve had this dilemma a few times before and have always been able to solve it. I’m not doing it this time. The driver installs, but there is an issue with the signature (Code 52, little yellow exclamation mark in device manager). As a consequence, the driver does not start, and the tap system is disabled.
Yes, I concur! By disabling driver signature compliance, it is possible to correctly install the TAP driver (solution 1). However, you must disable stable boot in your computer’s UEFI BIOS settings to make it function permanently after reboot. As a result, bitlocker drive encryption only works if you’re willing to type in your 40-digit key every time you boot, which is inconvenient. On a company notebook, turning off bitlocker is also inappropriate.
The PRODUCT PUBLISHER issue is a different issue. I’ve made new Windows installers with the old tap-windows6 edition included. This is a workaround until you figure out how to get Microsoft to sign the driver.
I’m having the same problem. Installing tap-windows6 9.21.2 on Windows 10 1803. This began three days ago. I’ve tried all of the previously mentioned choices, as well as uninstalling TAP driver and deleting it from the registry. There has been no improvement.