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Windows 7: Installing OpenVPN Version 2.4.5

4 Weeks Ago   #1
dbatti

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit
 
 
Installing OpenVPN Version 2.4.5

I need help understanding how to set up the openVPN on Windows 7.

Last October I had OpenVPN V.2.3.12-1601-x86_64 set up to be used with my VPN provider and it was working fine. I began getting notices that the version needed to be updated. I had to reinstall windows and then wanted to update openVPN to V.OpenVPN-2.4.5-1601 but I noticed in the instructions the following comments
Also note that Windows installers have been built with NSIS version that has been patched against several NSIS installer code execution and privilege escalation problems. Based on our testing, though, older Windows versions such as Windows 7 might not benefit from these fixes. We thus strongly encourage you to always move NSIS installers to a non-user-writeable location before running them. Our long-term plan is to migrate to using MSI installers instead.

Can anyone help with explanation on the "move NSIS installers to a non-user-writeable location before running" comment. My VPN provider has not been helpful and I am looking at other providers but since Openvpn is the most secure protocol it appears most providers use and I am not sure if I will have a problem installing.
Any help is appreciated.


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