Cisco VPN fails to enable virtual adapter in windows 8

If you are one like me, facing ‘Reason 442: Failed to enable Virtual Adapter’ error after installing Cisco VPN Client in Windows 8 system. Follow the steps to fix it. Works!

VPN Client Failed Virtual Adapter
VPN Client Failed Virtual Adapter error in Windows 8 installation
  1. Open Registry editor by typingregedit in Run prompt
  2. Browse to the Registry Key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SYSTEM\\CurrentControlSet\\Services\\CVirtA
  3. Select the DisplayName to modify,
    o    For x86, change the value data from something like “@oem8.inf,%CVirtA_Desc%;Cisco Systems VPN Adapter” to “Cisco Systems VPN Adapter”
    o    For x64, change the value data from something like “@oem8.inf,%CVirtA_Desc%;Cisco Systems VPN Adapter for 64-bit Windows” to “Cisco Systems VPN Adapter for 64-bit Windows”
  4. Try connecting now. No need for restart.

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