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

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6 Click “Next”

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7 Click “I agree”

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8 Click “Next”

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9 Click “Install” to begin installation

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

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11 Click “Next” once installation completes

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12 Uncheck “Show Readme” and click on Finish

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Connecting PureVPN:

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

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14 Click “Yes” to allow application to run

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

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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.

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17 VPN will establish connection in few seconds

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18 You are connected now.  Enjoy the Freedom!

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

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Saving account details:

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

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

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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”

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

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28 Click “Continue” to copy file

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*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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