I think I just figured it out, thanks again to LMI_IT_Pro. As Administrator, I did a net start Hamachi2Svc command, which started the Hamachi Tunneling Engine Service. In my case, when completed it then kicked off Logmein Hamachi itself. I did not set up the autostart program which was recommended, but now I know what to do after I power off.
I tried all the instructions listed by Lmi_IT_Pro above and it didn't work (however I didn't try restarting) but I did manage to get it working. In Services under Startup type it had service status Stopped and under that there are 4 buttons one of which is Start just clicked start and it worked fine
Hi Robsteren, First, please open your Windows Advanced Firewall in admin mode and verify that the Hamachi LMI tunnelling protocal and VPN is allowed for BOTH INBOUND AND OUTBOUND. If you had to enable, then logoff and logon again. Then (I realize you may have already done this), open cmd.exe in admin mode. Type: "NET START hamachi2svc" and wait for the system to reply "hamachi service has started". Post back and, if possible, please attach either a screen shot or error code or both if there are any errors. Thank you.
One more thing, Although fresh installs are SUPPOSED to include the most recent updates, it couldn't hurt to check. On your Hamachi splash screen, click on the HELP button, and click update. Hope this helps as well.