How to install and use ExpressVPN 3.X on Windows


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This page is for customers running older versions of ExpressVPN on Windows XP and Windows Vista. If you are using a newer version of Windows, please use this tutorial

Watch the video or follow the steps below to setup ExpressVPN on Windows:

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Download the VPN app
Install the VPN app
Connect and disconnect the VPN
Further support

Download the VPN app

Let’s start by getting some details about your ExpressVPN account. Open the Welcome Email you received when you signed up for ExpressVPN. Click the link in the email.

open the welcome email

If you can’t find the link, log in to your account here.

log in to

Once you’ve clicked the link in the welcome email or logged in to the website, click on Set Up ExpressVPN on the Active Subscriptions page. This will take you to the Downloads page.

set up my vpn account

Click on the Windows section. Click on the Download Now button to start downloading your app. Do not close the window! You will need it for the next step.


Before proceeding to the app install, copy your activation code to the clipboard. You will need this later.


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Install the VPN app

Double-click on the file expressvpn-install_v3.535 in your downloads folder.


If any security warnings pop up, click Yes or Allow to continue with the installation.

Click Next.

start setup

Click I agree.


Click Next.


Click Next.


Click Install.

install location

Click Next.

Click Finish to complete the installation.


When ExpressVPN launches for the first time, copy and paste the activation code on our website (refer back to Step 2) and click Next.


Congratulations! You now have access to our VPN services! Click on the server location of your choice to start connecting.

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Connect and disconnect the VPN

To choose the server that best matches your geographic location, click on Connect to recommended location.


Once you see the Connected message, you can begin surfing with freedom and security!


To disconnect from the VPN server, click Disconnect.


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Further support

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