Windows 8 OpenVPN Setup

1.) From User Control Panel -> Servers -> Download the CheapestVPN Profiles.1st

2.) Now go to the ‘CheapestVPN Community Downloads’ page then download and install version x.x.x. Once done, open and install the program using all the default settings.

3.) Once installation has begun, click the ‘Next >’ button on the first step to continue.2nd

4.) Make sure that you read through the terms of use and agree to those terms by clicking the ‘I Agree’ button at the bottom of the pane.3rd

5.) Click the ‘Next’ button. Remember that there are no changes that needs to be made to the installation options, however you may want to scroll through and check that each item is ticked.

6.) Make sure that you check the contents of the ‘Destination Folder’ field, in most cases there is already a default option for the ‘Destination Folder’. But if you have an external drive plugged in, do not forget to double-check that the installer isn’t trying to place the destination directory on your external device. Once you have confirmed your ‘Destination Folder’ click the ‘Install’ button.
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7.) During installation, you may notice a brief pause as the TAP driver is installed (‘TAP INSTALL (tap-0901)’ label). During this stage of installation and a ‘Windows Security’ dialog pops up, just click the ‘Continue’ button or enter your login credentials. Installation will then finally be completed once the ‘Tap Driver’ installation finishes. Move on to the next step once further input is required.

8.) You will see a ‘Completed’ status once all the required files and components have been successfully installed then click the ‘Finish’ button.

9.) Open and extract the zip files to the Program Files directory (click the ‘Extract All’ button). NOTE: On 32-bit systems, the directory is C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\config while on 64-bit systems you would use C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenVPN\config instead. Only 64-bit systems will show the (x86) directory.8th

10. The directory should open. The OpenVPN GUI only allows up to 50 config files (50 servers) to be displayed, so delete the servers that you do not want to connect to. If there are more than 50 config files in the directory, not all will be displayed in the list.

11.) On your desktop, choose the ‘CHEAPESTVPN’ icon and right click then choose ‘PROPERTIES’.9th

12.) Click the ‘Advanced’ button, tick ‘Run as administrator’ and click ok on ‘Properties’ windows.

13.) Open the CHEAPESTVPN GUI and it will now run as ‘Administrator’.

14.) At the bottom-right of your taskbar, locate the ‘CheapestVPN’ icon and hit right-click.

15.) Go to the server you wish to connect then click ‘Connect’.

16.) Enter your CheapestVPN username and password then click ‘OK’. You should see a successful connection prompt down in the right bottom.


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