How to install and use ExpressVPN on Windows

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

  1. 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.

    welcome to expressvpn - email

    If you can't find the link, log in to our website.

    log in to

    Once you've clicked the link in the welcome email or logged in to the website, click on Setup My VPN Account on the Active Subscriptions page. This will take you to the Downloads page.

    setup my vpn account download page

  2. Click on the DOWNLOAD NOW button to start downloading our app. Do not close the window! You will need it later.

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

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

  5. Click Next

  6. Click I agree

  7. Click Next

  8. Click Next

  9. Click Install

  10. Click Next

  11. Click Finish to complete the installation

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

  13. Congratulations! You now have access to our VPN services! Click on the server location of your choice to start connecting. To choose the server that best matches your geographic location, click on Connect to recommended location

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


To disconnect from the VPN server, click Disconnect


If you are unable to connect to the Internet after disconnecting ExpressVPN, please see this tutorial to find out how to restore your Internet connection.