Windows 10 has a built-in VPN client. Here’s a step-by-step guide for how to set it up for more secure browsing.
If you’re taking advantage of Black Friday laptop deals by picking up a new Windows 10 ($150 at Amazon) machine, you may be considering adding a virtual private network to protect your online privacy. The easiest way to get your favorite VPN up and running on your Windows 10 device is to simply download your VPN’s app from the Microsoft Store and install it, just as you did on your previous device or version of Windows. Using a VPN’s app is also the best way to use that VPN’s bonus features — from ad-blocking to automatically selecting the fastest connections.
But for the tech-curious, another option is to test drive Windows 10’s built-in VPN client. It may sound tricky, but the process takes about 15 to 20 minutes and can be broken down into two main components: creating a VPN profile, and then connecting to the VPN. Here’s the step-by-step guide for setting up your VPN on Windows 10