How to Download, Install & Use ExpressVPN on Windows 7, 8 & 10

In this article, you will find step-by-step instructions on how to set-up ExpressVPN on Windows. That means that we’ll show you how to download, install the app, and then connect to a secure server, protecting your online data.


The following instructions apply to Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10. Users of Windows XP or Vista should configure ExpressVPN manually.

1. First and foremost, make sure to subscribe to ExpressVPN (use the provided link). 

2. Click on ‘Get ExpressVPN,’ pick a subscription, and input your information. 

3. Once you subscribe to ExpressVPN, return to the VPN’s homepage.

4. Click on ‘My Account‘ using the top-placed main menu on ExpressVPN’s website. 

Signing In to ExpressVPN Website

5. Input your credentials and log-in to your online account dashboard.

6. Use the top-placed banner to click on ‘Download for Windows.’

Downloading ExpressVPN for Windows

7. Make sure to leave ExpressVPN’s website open and wait for the file to download.

8. Now, retrieve your ExpressVPN activation code.

Retrieving ExpressVPN Activation Code

9. Locate ExpressVPN’s installation file on your Windows PC and double-click on it.

10. You might be asked to confirm your decision, so click ‘Install‘ to proceed. 

Running ExpressVPN Installation File on Windows

11. Install ExpressVPN like you would install any other type of software. 

12. Once done, go ahead and launch the VPN application. 

13. Select ‘Sign In‘ and then paste your activation code (that we mentioned earlier).

Logging in to ExpressVPN

14. Click on ‘Continue‘ to log-in to your ExpressVPN account/subscription. 

15. Decide whether you want the VPN to launch on start-up (select ‘OK’ or ‘No, Thanks’).

ExpressVPN System Startup Prompt

16. Choose if you want to send anonymous data (select ‘OK’ or ‘No, Thanks’). 

ExpressVPN Usage Collection Prompt

17. At this moment, you should see ExpressVPN’s home screen, ready to be used. 

18. To connect to the closest server, press the ON/OFF button

Connecting to ExpressVPN Server

19. To disconnect, press the ON/OFF button again and wait a couple of moments.

20. To connect to a different server, click on the ‘Selected Location‘ button. 

Choosing Different ExpressVPN Server

21. Pick a country or an individual server, and then double-click on its name. 

22. After a few moments, ExpressVPN will secure your Web traffic. That’s it!

Connected to ExpressVPN Server

That would be all on how to download, install, and use ExpressVPN on Windows. If you have any questions on your mind, please post your comment below. Thanks for reading!



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