Pritunl - Windows client - Run error

I get an error “unable to authenticate communication with background service, try restarting computer” when try to start the app. There is a Win 7 Home version it is installed on. I tried: restarting pc and reinstalling the client with no avail.
Please advise. Thanks.
win7-pritunl-run-issue

Verify that the Pritunl service is running, check the logs listed in the debugging documentation.

There is no service as Pritunl in the Win services. The app was installed successfully.
There are no logs except for this location: \AppData\Roaming\pritunl

[2022-10-17 11:36:46][ERROR] Request: HTTP error
Error: connect ECONNREFUSED 127.0.0.1:9770
[2022-10-17 11:36:46][ERROR] Request: HTTP error
Error: connect ECONNREFUSED 127.0.0.1:9770
[2022-10-18 9:5:8][ERROR] Request: HTTP error
Error: connect ECONNREFUSED 127.0.0.1:9770
[2022-10-18 9:5:8][ERROR] Request: HTTP error
Error: connect ECONNREFUSED 127.0.0.1:9770

The newer client may no longer work with Windows 7. The command to configure the service is likely failing during the installation.

ok, can you please provide an older client to try? thx

There isn’t any plans on maintaining support for Windows 7. Older releases are available in the repository.