Manual Setup Guide for Windows 8

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Below are given the tutorials link for Windows 8 users, which tells you step-by-step how to setup VPN on Windows 8 system, you may find the guide according to your system requirement.

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)

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

1 Right click on “Lan / Wifi icon” from System tray and select “Open Network and Sharing Center”

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2 Click on “Set up a new connection or network”

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3 Select “Connect to workplace” and click “Next”

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4  Select “Use my Internet connection (VPN)”

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5 Insert the following info:

  • Insert desired server address. Click here to get the server list
  • Insert destination name as PureVPN PPTP or PureVPN US etc
  • Select “Remember my credentials”
  • Select “Allow other people to use this connection”
  • Click “Create”
 

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6 Right click on “PureVPN PPTP” connection and select “View connection properties”  

Note: If you are on Windows 8.1, then click on “Change Adapter Settings” from the “Network and Sharing Center”, right click on PureVPN PPTP connection, select Properties

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7 Click on Security tab and select “Point to Point Tunneling protocol (PPTP)”

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8 Select desired encryption from “Data encryption” drop down menu

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9 Insert the following info:

  • Click on “Networking” tab
  • Uncheck “Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)” and “File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks” then
  • Click “OK”

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10 Click on “Wifi / Lan icon” from System tray

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11 Click on PureVPN PPTP connection and click “Connect”

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12 Insert your Username and Password provided by PureVPN then Click “OK”

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

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13 VPN connection will establish after verifying account details.

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14 You are connected now.

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15 To disconnect VPN, click on “Lan / Wifi icon” from System tray

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16 Click on VPN connection and click “Disconnect”

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

1 Right click on “Lan / Wifi icon” from System tray and select “Open Network and Sharing Center”

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2 Click on “Set up a new connection or network”

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3 Select “Connect to workplace” and click “Next”

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4 Select “Use my Internet connection (VPN)”

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5 Insert the following info:

  • Insert desired server address / IP. Click here to get the server list.
  • Insert destination name as PureVPN L2TP or PureVPN US etc
  • Select “Remember my credentials”
  • Select “Allow other people to use this connection”
  • Click “Create”

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6 Right click on “PureVPN L2TP” connection and select “View connection properties” 

Note: If you are on Windows 8.1, then click on “Change Adapter Settings” from the “Network and Sharing Center, right click on PureVPN L2TP connection, select Properties

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7 Click on Security tab and select “Layer 2 Tunneling protocol with IPsec (L2TP)”

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8 Click on Advance Settings then select “Use preshared key for authentication” and insert “12345678” in Key box.

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9 Select desired encryption from “Data encryption” drop down menu.

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10 Insert the following info:

  • Click on “Networking” tab
  • Uncheck “Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)” and “File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks” then
  • Click “OK”

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11 Click on Wifi / Lan icon from System tray

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12 Click on PureVPN L2TP connection and click “Connect”

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

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14 VPN connection will establish after verifying account details.

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15 You are connected now.

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16 To disconnect VPN, click on Lan / Wifi icon from System tray

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17 Click on VPN connection and click “Disconnect”

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Follow these simple steps to configure PureVPN on Windows 8:

1 Right click on “Lan / Wifi icon” from System tray and select “Open Network and Sharing Center”

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2 Click on “Set up a new connection or network”

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3 Select “Connect to workplace” and click “Next”

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4 Select “Use my Internet connection (VPN)”

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5 Insert the following info:

  • Insert desired server address / IP. Click here to get the server list
  • Insert destination name as PureVPN SSTP or PureVPN US etc
  • Select “Remember my credentials”
  • Select “Allow other people to use this connection”
  • Click “Create”

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6 Right click on “PureVPN SSTP” connection and select “View connection properties”

Note: If you are on Windows 8.1, then click on “Change Adapter Settings” from the “Network and Sharing Center, right click on PureVPN SSTP connection, select Properties

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7 Click on Security tab and select “Secure Socket Tunneling protocol (SSTP)”

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8 Select desired encryption from “Data encryption” drop down menu

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9 Insert the following info:

  • Click on “Networking” tab
  • Uncheck “Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)” and “File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks” then
  • Click “OK”

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10 Click on Wifi / Lan icon from System tray.

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11 Click on PureVPN SSTP connection and click “Connect”

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12 Insert your Username and Password provided by PureVPN then Click “OK”

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

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13 VPN connection will establish after verifying account details.

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14 You are connected now.

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15 To disconnect VPN, click on Lan / Wifi icon from System tray

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16 Click on VPN connection and click “Disconnect”

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Follow these simple steps to configure PureVPN on Windows 8 IKEv2:

1 Right click on “Lan / Wifi icon” from System tray and select “Open Network and Sharing Center”

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2 Click on “Set up a new connection or network”

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3 Select “Connect to workplace” and click “Next”

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4 Select “Use my Internet connection (VPN)”

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5 Insert the following info:

  •  Insert desired server address / IP. Click here to get the server list
  •  Insert destination name as PureVPN IKEv2 or PureVPN US etc
  • Select “Remember my credentials”
  • Select “Allow other people to use this connection”
  • Click “Create”

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6 Right click on “PureVPN IKEv2 ” connection and select “View connection properties”  

Note: If you are on Windows 8.1, then click on “Change Adapter Settings” from the “Network and Sharing Center, right click on PureVPN IKEv2 connection, select Properties

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7 Click on Security tab and select “IKEv2”

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8 Select Optional or Require encryption from “Data encryption” drop down menu

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9 Insert the following info:

  • Click on “Networking” tab
  • Uncheck “Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)” and “File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks” then
  • Click “OK”

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10 Click on Wifi / Lan icon from System tray

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11 Click on PureVPN IKEv2 connection and click “Connect”

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12 Insert your Username and Password provided by PureVPN then Click “OK”

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

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13 VPN connection will establish after verifying account details.

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14 You are connected now.

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15 To disconnect VPN, click on Lan / Wifi icon from System tray

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16 Click on VPN connection and click “Disconnect”

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

1 Click here to download PureVPN OpenVPN installer.

2 Right click on OpenVPN installer 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 first line and password in second line then save it as pass.conf

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23 Open folder where you saved the file, click on View from 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 desired server and select Edit Config
Step21: Add pass.conf after auth-user-pass parameter and save.

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
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