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Installing openvpn on windows 7 64 bit - error - this version of windows...valid digital sig - what to do

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I am installing openvpn on a windows 7 64 bit pc. The Program compatibility Assistant pops up
with a title of "Windows requires a digitally signed driver" and a message of "A recently installed
program tried to install an unsigned driver. This version of windows requires all drivers to have
a valid digital signature. The driver is unavailable and the program that uses this driver might
not work correctly". I went to find one at the developers site but no luck. The driver is
TAP-Win32 Virtual Network Driver and it appears the file may be c:\windows\system32...\tap0801.sys
So what to do now? Could this be user control permissions or something?
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Try this workaround:

http://www.jpuddy.net/2009/05/06/using-openvpn-in-windows-7-64-bit/

It works fine, I have it running at home. You need to run the GUI as administrator to use it though.
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by:pasolo
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Only 2.1 or above works. If the driver is not signed you need to disable digital driver signing verification before you install OpenVPN (press F8 when the computer boots up).

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This was perfect. Thank You.
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