When attempting to connect to a VPN gateway (router or firewall) using the Cisco VPN Client on Windows 10, it will fail to connect because of the following reason: Reason 442: Failed to Enable Virtual Adapter.

    Follow the below steps: –

    1. Open your Windows Registry Editor by typing regedit in the Window run.
    2. From the window on right, select and right -click on Display Name and choose Modify from the menu. Alternatively, Double-click on Display Name.

    Goto –




    For Windows 10 64bit (x64) operating systems, change the value data from “@oem8.inf,%CVirtA_Desc%;Cisco Systems VPN Adapter for 64-bit Windows”


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    “Cisco Systems VPN Adapter for 64-bit Windows” (shown below):


    The registry key now shows the correct DisplayName value data:


    At this point, you should be able to connect to your VPN Router or Gateway without any problems.

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