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Windows XP Setup

Here is how to set up a VPN (OpenVPN) on your Windows XP.

Before we start an active ZoogVPN subscription is required and your device must be connected to the Internet.

We highly recommend using our dedicated Windows app instead of a manual setup. It takes a few seconds to install and it is more secure as we have some additional features in our apps including DNS leak protection, IP leak protection, and more!

Step 1 – Download OpenVPN App

Download the official OpenVPN app.

Step 2 – Run OpenVPN Installation

Run the setup with administrator privileges and follow the installation steps. Confirm the Windows security messages.

Step 3 – Installation Process

Download OpenVPN Configuration Files according to your VPN Plan and unzip them. Copy all files to the OpenVPN configuration folder (by default C:/Program Files/OpenVPN/config/) and confirm the Windows security messages.

If you require a particular location only, you can select the server you need from the server list here. After that simply download a specific OpenVPN configuration file with UDP or TCP protocol.

NB: To store your login information permanently, you have to edit the file userpass.txt and enter your ZoogVPN login information there.

Step 4 – Run as Administrator

Click right on the OpenVPN desktop icon, click on ‘Settings’ and go to the tab ‘Compatibility’. Check ‘Run the program as an administrator’.

Step 5 – Run OpenVPN App

Start OpenVPN with administrator privileges and click with right on the OpenVPN tray icon, select your favorite location and click on ‘Connect’.

NB: Choose a VPN location from the list preferably nearest to your location.

Step 6 – Connection Successful

Once the connection has been successfully established, the OpenVPN icon turns green. You can manage your VPN connection with OpenVPN. The connection will change your public IP to the VPN server’s IP.

Step 7 – Surf the Web your way!

Hoorah! You are now connected to ZoogVPN via OpenVPN app.

Enjoy! You have now taken control of your Internet freedom, privacy, and security.

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