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Error: NordVPN TAP failed; code 1603

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If you are getting an Error Code 1603 while trying to install the NordVPN TAP adapter, you should follow these steps to resolve the issue:

  1. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a Program / Programs and Features.
  2. Locate the "NordVPN network TAP" click on it with the right mouse button and choose "Uninstall".
  3. Restart the computer.
  4. Now install the TAP driver again according to your operating system:

    https://downloads.nordcdn.com/drivers/windows/7/NordVPNTap/NordVPNTapSetup.exe - Windows 7
    https://downloads.nordcdn.com/drivers/windows/8/NordVPNTap/NordVPNTapSetup.exe - Windows 8
    https://downloads.nordcdn.com/drivers/windows/10/NordVPNTap/NordVPNTapSetup.exe - Windows 10
     
  5. Try to use the NordVPN application.

If the issue persists after following the steps above, try these instructions:

  1. Open the Command Prompt using administrator privileges (you will find a tutorial on how to do that here: https://www.whatvwant.com/run-command-prompt-as-administrator/).
  2. Run the following command:
    sfc /scannow

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