How to Set Up a VPN on Windows 8 and 8.1

You have probably heard about anonymity and security on the Internet. Also it is a very familiar story about limiting Instagram and other social media in educational institutions. In these cases people usually utilize a VPN — Virtual Private Network, which helps them to browse the Internet or Instagram or to do other things easily.

So you should know that VPN doesn’t make you anonymous and secure completely. The same applies to a proxy and antidetect-browsers because there are a lot of parameters which can be detected, and a VPN, a proxy hides only one parameter, an antidetect-browser hides several ones. But if you aren’t a black hat, you should not be worried: it is enough to set up a VPN and be safe about your security.

You may like this: 5 Reasons Why a VPN Is Not Enough to Ensure Your Data Is Safe

So in this article you will see how to set up PPTP VPN on Windows 8 and 8.1

The Best VPN for Windows 8

First you must choose a good service for working. So don’t use free VPNs because they don’t encrypt your data and your provider knows all what you do on the Internet. In many cases free VPNs even steal data of their users and sell them. Thus if you don’t want stoling of your data, you should buy VPN, right?

We have used a lot of Virtual Private Networks and say that NordVPN is the best service on the VPN’s market. This service has a 30-day money-back guarantee so you don’t risk buying a VPN. If you have a problem and can’t configure a Private Network, don’t worry because the support of this service is online 24/7 and it answers very quickly.

NordVPN has 5500 servers in 60 countries. Also this service is famous for low prices of a VPN and as a fast-working service. So we recommend you to use this app. Try it!

How to Set Up a VPN on Laptop and PC on Windows 8 and 8.1

We should say that configuring a Virtual Private Network on a laptop and a PC is the same. Setting up on versions 8 and 8.1 is also the same. Let’s start.

Downloading and installing

  1. Download NordVPN from this link.
  2. Go to “Downloads” folder and click the “NordVPNSetup.exe”.
  3. You will see a pop-up window. Click “Yes”.
  4. Click “Next >”.
  5. The system will ask you if you want to create a desktop shortcut or a shortcut in the Start menu. Choose what you want and click “Next >”.
  6. If you want to launch the NordVPN after installing, tick the proper box. Then click “Finish”.

Wait for finishing. Then open the app.

Setting up and using

  1. Open the NordVPN.
  2. Register. Write your email and create a strong password. Then sign in.

You can choose a country. Write the name of the proper one in the top-left corner. If you don’t know what country to select, click on the “Quick Connect” at the bottom, and smart algorithms of the NordVPN will automatically connect you to a server. Also you can connect to a country by tapping to the country’s pin on the map.

Also you can choose a specific server. Click on the search bar and write a country, a category or hashtag with the number of a specific server that you want to connect to.

After these actions you can enjoy your working on your computer.


We have shown you how to set up the VPN connection on Windows 8 and 8.1 on the example of the NordVPN. As you see, configuring the Virtual Private Network is very easy and quick. So using quality VPNs you will be secured. The work of VPN will be spread on the all system, not only for browsers.

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