I'm tring to install NetLimiter 3 (, x64) on my Windows 7 x64 machine.

At the driver installation step, I'm getting an error:

Error 0x8004a029: Couldn't install the network component. (InstallNdisIMDriver)

UPDATE 2010-09-20: I received a response to my support request:

Hi Simon,

It seems that problem is rather on your system than in NL3. Too many networking applications (VPN, Virtual computers) are installed on your machine and they are preventing NL3 from proper installation. In order to install NetLimiter 3, try to disable/temporarily remove these apps. Several users had the same problem and shuffling with adapter and networking software helped them. Please, let us know which action helps you (if any).

Sincerely, Jan Bilek

Any thoughts on this?

  • 1
    What version did you download?
    – JNK
    Sep 13 '10 at 20:18
  • There are separate downloads for 32-bit and 64-bit systems.
    – boot13
    Sep 13 '10 at 20:53

After having the same issue while trying to install NL I found the following info, which solved my problem.


Option 1

Windows 7 is hard coded to allow 14 filter drivers, but the following registry sets the limit to 8 by default. You can adjust the amount up to 14 or delete this key and it will be set to max of 14.


  • Thanks for the taking the time to post here! At first I thought something like this might be the issue but couldn't find anything about it. I indeed had a LOT of filter drivers installed at the time. Jun 23 '11 at 14:40
  • I have had this exact same problem installing Shrew Soft VPN Client, and this solution resolved it.
    – karafior
    Sep 4 '13 at 9:55
  • Also helpful for resolving an issue installing Windows Virtual PC when I already had VirtualBox and a third-party VPN. Thanks for the link! Oct 10 '14 at 17:29

If you are using the most recent version 64 bit, then the place to ask this question is from Netlimiter Support at support@netlimiter.com.

  • Yes, I'm using the most recent x64 version and I already emailed them about the issue. I have not received a response from them yet. Sep 18 '10 at 19:16
  • Did you try running the installer as Administrator?
    – Moab
    Sep 18 '10 at 19:56
  • Yes, the installer asked for admin privileges right at the beginning. Sep 20 '10 at 14:17

I uninstalled VMware, Broadcom Diagnostics, Intel MyWifi and it seems Connectify is the culprit.

I was able to install NetLimiter once Connectify was gone.

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