I too am having problems with VPN. Some websites will sometimes either not open, or they open and nothing works. Until I turn off the VPN. Then they work. Even Outlook has done it a few times. The list opens, but I can't open the emails to read them. Until I turn off the VPN. Sometimes I get a screen about IP address couldn't be located. What good is VPN when I have to keep turning it off? And it's not consistent.
I'm still running W7 with Edge and it's working fine except for this VPN issue, and I believe the cause is not my setup. I do the Norton updates and scans, weekly defragmenting.
Another issue is that about once a month, when I shut down for the day, I get the screen telling me not to power off because an update is being installed, This has happened 3-4 times. I know Microsoft is no longer supporting W7, so it must be for Edge, I have noticed minor changes after these "installations". Could this be affecting the VPN?
I just hope it's not Microsoft gradually ruining W7 to force me into W11. they did that to XP. I'm retired, like what I've got just fine, and can't afford new anyway.
[Edit: Calrified the subject]