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Windows 7: openvpn won't start

3 Weeks Ago   #1
kingston896

Windows 7
 
 
openvpn won't start

I tried reinstallation, redownload, restart, running as admin etc. openvpn won't start.
It just won't show in system tray or anywhere.
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3 Weeks Ago   #2
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
 
 

Hi kingston896,

What version are you trying to run?
Researching your issues, I've found the latest version has issues
See here
Re: Windows 10 - openvpn service does not start, no errors, no log
The latest 2.4.7-I606 version has been packaged with the wrong service .. roll back.
Edit: A new-new version has been uploaded for download here:
Community Downloads | OpenVPN



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3 Weeks Ago   #3
kingston896

Windows 7
 
 

I use this version. It's portable.
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3 Weeks Ago   #4
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
 
 

From link you provided

Portapps is not affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with OpenVPN™, or any of its subsidiaries or its affiliates.
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There is no known issues. Please let us know if you found one!
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My experience with portable apps is that many don't work, as you are experiencing.
Why are you running a portable/3rd party modification of OpenVPN?
I run the installed version with no problems.

Have you posted your issue with Portable Apps.
Have you tried a previous version from the download version scroll-box?

All Portable OpenVPN Releases
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3 Weeks Ago   #5
kingston896

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snick View Post
My experience with portable apps is that many don't work, as you are experiencing.
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I am using installer now. It solved my problem.
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3 Weeks Ago   #6
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
 
 

kingston896

Awesome! Glad to hear it works for you!
I believe the portable apps don't work most of the time when the need to place entries in the registry or links to other files.
Would you please mark this thread solved. You do so in the blue bar at the top of the tread. You or an admin can do this, preferably you.

Back up your system regularly preferably with 3rd party apps such as AOMEI Backupper free or Macrium Reflect free.
External Hard Drives are getting cheaper every day.

Happy Computing
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