The OpenVPN client version may slightly differ than shown in the following examples; please use the most recent version available through the OpenVPN Downloads page, as linked below.
Step 1: Download OpenVPN
Visit the official download page for the Windows OpenVPN Installer, located here:
Step 2: Select your Bit version
Choose the version that matches the operating system you're using (whether 32-bit, or 64-bit)
Step 3: Save Install
Once the Download has completed select Save the file.
Step 4: Open the Saved Download
Go to the Downloads link in your browser, and click the option to open the folder containing the download.
Step 5: Run as Administrator
Right-click on the installer, and choose Run as Administrator.
Step 6: Popup Window
You may receive a popup from the User Account Control on Windows; if so, choose Yes to proceed with the installation.
Step 7: Install
When the Install completes, click Next
Step 8: Finish Install
Uncheck Show Read me and click Finish
Step 9: Download OpenVPN Configs.
Download the OpenVPN Configuration Files here.
Step 10: Open the Config File
Open the folder that the configuration file was downloaded to
Step 11: Extract All
openvpn.zip and click Extract All
Step 12: Select Destination
Within the Extract window select what Destination you would like them to be extracted to. We suggest extracting them to the Downloads folder. Once you have selected the destination, click Extract
Step 13: OpenVPN config folder
Highlight and copy all of the Extracted files from the zip and paste them into the OpenVPN config folder
C:_\Program Files\OpenVPN\config or C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenVPN\config _
Step 14: Admin Permission
When you Paste the files into the config folder, you will be prompted to confirm Administrator permission to copy the files. Select Continue
Step 15: Run as Admin
Right-Click the OpenVPN GUI icon on your desktop, and choose Run as Administrator
Step 16: Connect
Right-click the OpenVPN icon in the System Tray to choose a region to connect to, or to disconnect from the VPN.
Step 17: Login
Enter your Username(example p1234567) and password when prompted, and Click OK.
Congratulations! You are now ready to begin utilizing your safe and anonymous VPN connection with OpenVPN.
If you experience any issues, please reach out to the PIA Support Team via support ticket here.