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

Feb 18, 2015
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Looking to setup OpenVPN on Windows 8? Well here is an easy to follow guide that will help you get started with manual OpenVPN connection on Windows 7.

Things to Consider:

  • You have a working internet connection
  • Windows Supported Device.
  • A Premium PureVPN account (If you haven’t bought yet click 👉here to buy)
Note: Dedicated IP addon can be only be connected with Ras protocol i.e PPTP/L2TP/SSTP.
Find your VPN credentials for manual configuration.

To find your VPN credentials log into the PureVPN members area. Click 👉 here to visit member area.

  • Login to the Member area using your PureVPN registered email address and password.
  • From manage account section, go to the Subscriptions tab.
  • On Subscription tab scroll down to be able to view your VPN credentials
  • You will be able to see and copy your VPN credentials.
  • Note down your PureVPN username and click the Eye icon to make your password visible and use it in the manual configuration.
Installing OpenVPN
  • Click 👉here to download PureVPN OpenVPN installer.
  • Right click  👉OpenVPN client and select Properties.
 Right-click on OpenVPN client and select properties.
  • From General tab, click Unblock, Apply, and OK.
From General Tab, click on "Unblock", "Apply" and "OK"
  • Right click OpenVPN installer and select Open or Double click to Execute.
Right click on OpenVPN installer and select "Open" or Double click to execute
  • Click Yes to allow installation.
Click "Yes" to allow installation
  • Click Next.
Click "Next"
  • Click I agree.
Click "I agree"
  • Click Next.
Click "Next"
  • Click Install to begin installation.
Click "Install" to begin installation
  • Check Always trust software from GZ System Limited and click Install.
Check "Always trust software from "GZ Systems Limited" and click Install
  • Click Next once installation completes
"Next" once installation completes
  • Uncheck Show Readme and click Finish
Uncheck "Show Readme" and click on Finish
Configure OpenVPN
  • Right Click OpenVPN GUI icon and Run as administrator.

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

  • Click Yes to allow application to run.

Click "Yes" to allow application to run

  • Right click 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"

  • Enter your PureVPN credentials. Here is how you can find your 👉VPN credentials.

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.

  • VPN will establish connection in few seconds,

VPN will establish connection in few seconds

  • You are now connected.

You are connected now.  Enjoy the Freedom!

Disconnect
  • To disconnect OpenVPN. Right click 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
  • Right click 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
  • Add pass.conf after auth-user-pass parameter and Save.
Add pass.conf after auth-user-pass parameter and save
  • Open Notepad and insert PureVPN credentials and Save it.
Open notepad and insert Username in the first line and password in the second line then save it as pass.conf
  • Open the folder where you saved the file, click View from the top and check File name extensions.
Open the folder where you saved the file, click on View from the top and check "File name extensions"
  • Click View Tab and uncheck Hide extensions for known file types, click Apply and OK.
  • Right click on pass.conf.txt file and rename it.
 Right click on pass.conf.txt file and rename it
  • From pass.conf.txt, remove.tx, hit enter and click on Yes.
From pass.conf.txt, remove .txt, hit enter and click on "Yes"
  • Open OpenVPN installation folder 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
  • Click Continue to copy file
Click "Continue" to copy file

Repeat below steps to edit all servers.

Step A: Right click OpenVPN icon from system tray, go to the desired server and click edit config.

Step B: Add pass.conf after auth-user-pass parameter and save.

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