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How to resolve a "driver failure" error in the Cisco VPN client connecting from a Windows 7 client

How to resolve a "driver failure" error in the Cisco VPN client connecting from a Windows 7 client

I have recently upgraded my laptop from Windows Vista SP1 to Windows 7 Professional.

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Guest [Entry]

Here is a website on how to install Cisco VPN on Windows 7: How to (Successfully) Install Cisco VPN Client on Windows 7. There is even a comment at the end that someone using the same version as you has it working fine following the directions given (install the Citrix DNE Update).
Guest [Entry]

"You do not have to go through all that.

I have seen so many people go through this ridiculous process of uninstalling and reinstalling the VPN Client. Follow these and your life will be made a lot easier.

During the install or upgrade process, the uninstaller is not able to remove the old Cisco VPN LAN and thus creates a new one.

Solution 1:

Go to Start --> Settings --> Network Connections --> View Network Connections
On the listed Connections, you will find two Cisco Local Area Connections. The first will have a disabled Status, the second one will have a connected status.
Select the Cisco VPN LAN connection that has a connected status and disable it by right clicking and select disable

Solution 2:

Open Device Manager
Select Network Adapters
Uninstall the Cisco Adapter without the Disabled Icon (red top left icon)"