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Friday, October 26, 2012

CISCO VPN Error 442 in Windows 8

How to fix Cisco VPN Client error 442 on Windows 8.

If you get below mentioned error massage when you try to connect from Windows 8 computer,

You have to follow these steps to fix that issue.

1..   Go in to Run by pressing  Windows+R   and type Regedit,

2.You will get this window and find HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SYSTEM\\CurrentControlSet\\Services\\CVirtA

3.  Then select the Display name to modify, and remove the characters from the Value data. (there will be something like “@oem13.inf,%CVirtA_Desc%;Cisco Systems VPN Adapter for 64-bit Windows” )

  •      For x86 PC, change the value data from something like"@oem8.inf,%CVirtA_Desc%;Cisco Systems VPN Adapter” to "Cisco Systems VPN Adapter
  •  For x64 PC, 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”


Now you can connect to your CISCO VPN. No need to restart your PC 


  1. Thank you so much! I hope life pays you back a hundredfold!

  2. you are soooper!! thanks soooo much

  3. Color me surprised. This worked on my Windows 8 Pro install with Cisco VPN

  4. Thanks very much , you saved my time and your service is very accurate and hasslefree

  5. Awesome! Thanks for this help. I was bugging my head since morning.

  6. thank you so much i was looking for a woraround for days. i love this.

  7. Gracias desde colombia funciono full

  8. What an elegant explanation - and it works!

  9. Thanks for this solution.It works fine on my Win8.
    Great post.