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

Jan 03, 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)
Find your VPN credentials for manual configuration.

  • Once logged in go to Account & Billing section.

  • On Account and Billing section click on drop-down icon

  • Click on Show/Update VPN password

  • Note down your PureVPN username and click on Eye icon to make your password visible and use it in the manual configuration.

How to connect PureVPN manually on Windows XP.

You can watch the following video for Step by Step Configuration of PureVPN on Windows XP OpenVPN.

1 Click here to download PureOpenVPN installer.

Installing OpenVPN:

2 Right click on “OpenVPN installer” and go to “Properties”

Right click on "OpenVPN installer" and go to "Properties"

3 Click on “Unblock”

Click on "Unblock"

4 Click on “Apply” then hit “OK” and double click on installer.

Click on "Apply" then hit "OK" and double click on installer.

5 Click on “Next”

 Click on "Next"

6 Click on “I Agree” to continue the setup

Click on "I Agree" to continue the setup

7 Click on “Next”

Click on "Next"

8 Click on “Install” to begin installation.

 Click on "Install" to begin installation.

9 Once installation completes, click on “Next”

 Once installation completes, click on "Next"

10 Uncheck “Show Readme and click on “Finish”

 Uncheck "Show Readme and click on "Finish"

Connecting OpenVPN:

11 Right click on “OpenVPN GUI” icon and select “Open” or simply double click on “OpenVPN GUI”

Right click on "OpenVPN GUI" icon and select "Open" or simply double click on "OpenVPN GUI"

12 Right click on “OpenVPN” icon from system tray to get the server list

Right click on "OpenVPN" icon from system tray to get the server list

13 Go to desired server / country and select “Connect”

Go to desired server / country and select "Connect"

14 Insert Username and Password provided by PureVPN and hit “OK” ( Important Note: Your email address is not your VPN login username. )

Insert Username and Password provided by PureVPN and hit "OK" ( Important Note: Your email address is not your VPN login username. )

15 VPN connection will establish in few seconds

VPN connection will establish in few seconds

16 You are connected now. Enjoy the Freedom!!!

You are connected now. Enjoy the Freedom!!!

Saving Username and Password:

17 Right Click on “OpenVPN” icon from system tray, Move to desired server / country and select “Edit Config”

Right Click on "OpenVPN" icon from system tray, Move to desired server / country and select "Edit Config"

18 Add “pass.conf” after “auth-user-pass” parameter and save the file

Add "pass.conf" after "auth-user-pass" parameter and save the file

19 Click on Start, go to All Programs > Accessories and open “Notepad”

Click on Start, go to All Programs > Accessories and open "Notepad"

20Insert Username in first line and password in second line then save the file in OpenVPN installation directory C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\config as “pass.confg”

Insert Username in first line and password in second line then save the file in OpenVPN installation directory C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\config as "pass.confg"

21Go to the OpenVPN directory C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\config, click on Tools and select “Folder Options”

Go to the OpenVPN directory C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\config, click on Tools and select "Folder Options"

22  Uncheck “Hide extensions for known file type”, hit “Apply” and “OK”.

Uncheck "Hide extensions for known file type", hit "Apply" and "OK".

23 Right click on “pass.conf.txt”, select “Rename” and remove .txt then hit “Enter”

 Right click on "pass.conf.txt", select "Rename" and remove .txt then hit "Enter"

24 Click “Yes” on next window

 Click "Yes" on next window

Repeat Step 17 and 18 to add pass.conf to all server / countries then proceed to connect VPN

Having Trouble Connecting?
If you’re still unable to connect, then please check the most common errors and their solutions

Error 868
Solution

Error 800, 806, 807, 809
Solution

Error 720
Solution

Error 691
Solution

Error 647
Solution

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