TAP driver installation failed

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reedtheswed

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While trying to downlaod a tethering program i get this fault. "TAP driver installation failed." Ive been back and forth with the developer of the program and have come up with nothing. Ive done some googling and this has been a problem with XP/Vista, but i havent come across anything with 7. i dont know what to do. i know i can completely restore the OS, but would prefer a route less difficult. ANY help would be great!!!! Also, this happened with openvpn and other prograqms during installation.:confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused:
 
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Is it a Windows 7 driver? Vista has the same kernel and not at all like XP, so any problem in Vista will also be a problem in 7.
 

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Yes, its a Windows 7 driver. I've seen similar problems online saying its a registry problem. Supposedly a program has been deleted and it took something with it it shouldnt have. "RunOnce" is still in my registry, so we can rule that one out. IVe tried a system restore from a previous date and it only allows me to go back 1 week. Iv e had this problem for months and have only recently tried to figure out whats wrong with it. anything i can do to help you help me?
 
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Do you know what installer the problem programs use? Sometimes the tooltip yeels you, or the details in Properties, or the first screen when you start the installation.

What exactly happens when you attempt one of these installations? If there is an error screen, can you get more data from a dropdown window?

Have you used any registry cleaner, "optimizer", or other tweaking program that could have caused damage?
 

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This is what happens:

Output folder: C:\Program Files (x86)|Faveset Klink
Extract: OemWin2ik.inf
Extract: tapinstall.exe
Extract: tapklink.sys
Extract: tapklink.cat
Device node created. Install is complete when drivers are installed.....
Updating drivers for tapklink from C:\Program Files (x86)\Faveset Klink\oemwin2k.inf.
tapinstall failed.
No devices were removed.
Delete file: C:\Program Files (x86)\Faveset Klink\OemWin2k.inf
Delete file: C:\Program Files (x86)\Faveset Klink\tapinstall.exe
Delete file: C:\Program Files (x86)\Faveset Klink\tapklink.sys
Delete file: C:\Program Files (x86)\Faveset Klink\tapklink.cat
TAP driver installation failed. Run as administrator, and try again.



Ive tried running it as administrator, and tried it in safe mode. I havent used any registry cleaner, optimizer, or attempted to tweak anything. I try my hardest to not do anything that would land me in a situation like this. lol. This help any? Thanks
 
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