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How to Setup PureVPN Manually on Windows 8 (OpenVPN)?

Feb 18, 2015
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Things to Consider:

Before you begin, please make sure that:

  • You have a working internet connection
  • Windows Supported Device.
  • A Premium PureVPN account (If you haven’t bought yet click here to buy)

Follow these simple steps to configure PureVPN on Windows 8 OpenVPN:

1 Click here to download PureVPN OpenVPN installer.

2 Right-click on OpenVPN client and select properties.

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3 From General Tab, click on “Unblock”, “Apply” and “OK”

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4 Right click on OpenVPN installer and select “Open” or Double click to execute

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5 Click “Yes” to allow installation

Click "Yes" to allow installation

6 Click “Next”

Click "Next"

7 Click “I agree”

Click "I agree"

8 Click “Next”

Click "Next"

9 Click “Install” to begin installation

Click "Install" to begin installation

10 Check “Always trust software from “GZ Systems Limited” and click Install

Check "Always trust software from "GZ Systems Limited" and click Install

11 Click “Next” once installation completes

"Next" once installation completes

12 Uncheck “Show Readme” and click on Finish

Uncheck "Show Readme" and click on Finish

Connecting PureVPN:

13 Right click on OpenVPN GUI icon and “Run as administrator”

Right click on OpenVPN GUI icon and "Run as administrator"

14 Click “Yes” to allow application to run

Click "Yes" to allow application to run

15 Right click on OpenVPN icon from System tray, go to desired server and select “Connect”

Right click on OpenVPN icon from System tray, go to desired server and select "Connect"

16 Insert Username and Password provided by PureVPN.
Important Note: Please always remember your PureVPN username & password is different from your Website Member Area email address & Password.

Insert Username and Password provided by PureVPN. Important Note: Please always remember your PureVPN username & password is different from your Website Member Area email address & Password.

17 VPN will establish connection in few seconds

VPN will establish connection in few seconds

18 You are connected now.  Enjoy the Freedom!

You are connected now.  Enjoy the Freedom!

19 To disconnect OpenVPN. Right click on OpenVPN Icon from System tray, go to connected server and select “Disconnect”

To disconnect OpenVPN. Right click on OpenVPN Icon from System tray, go to connected server and select "Disconnect"

Saving account details:

20 Right-click on OpenVPN Icon from system tray, go to desired server and select Edit Config

Right-click on OpenVPN Icon from system tray, go to desired server and select Edit Config

21 Add pass.conf after auth-user-pass parameter and save

Add pass.conf after auth-user-pass parameter and save

22 Open notepad and insert Username in the first line and password in the second line then save it as pass.conf

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23 Open the folder where you saved the file, click on View from the top and check “File name extensions”

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24 Click on View tab and uncheck “Hide extensions for known file types, click “Apply” and “OK”

25 Right click on pass.conf.txt file and rename it

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26 From pass.conf.txt, remove .txt, hit enter and click on “Yes”

From pass.conf.txt, remove .txt, hit enter and click on "Yes"

27 Open OpenVPN installation folder (C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\config) and drag / copy pass.conf file in config folder

Open OpenVPN installation folder (C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\config) and drag / copy pass.conf file in config folder

28 Click “Continue” to copy file

Click "Continue" to copy file

*Repeat Step 21 and 22 to edit all servers
Step20: Right-click on OpenVPN Icon from system tray, go to the desired server and select Edit Config
Step21: Add pass.conf after auth-user-pass parameter and save.

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