How To Mine Monero On Windows 10

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Mining with Monero on Windows 10 is pretty simple and straightforward.

Getting Started Mining Monero On Windows 10

The first thing we are going to do is create a folder called Mining on your hard drive.

Now that we have the folder lets download all of the files that we will need and extract them into that folder.

Download XMR-Stak

To mine with your CPU and GPU you will need a program called XMR-Stak. You can download the latest release here and you will want to choose the xmr-stak-cpu-win64.zip download.

Extract the contents into your mining folder as seen below:

Once extracted open the folder and double click the xmr-stak application. Windows 10 will alert you that this application is unrecognized and will give you a More Info link like below.

Click the More info link and then click the Run anyway button.

The program will begin to ask you a series of questions. For this guide we are mining Monero. You are free to use the below examples if you do not wish to research your own pool.

  • Do you want to use the HTTP interface? – 0
  • Please enter the currency that you want to mine: – monero7
  • Pool address: –  pool.supportxmr.com:7777
  • Username – <your wallet address>
  • Password – x
  • Rig identifier for pool-side statistics (needs pool support). Can be empty: – Leave empty by pressing Enter
  • Does this pool port support TLS/SSL? Use no if unknown. (y/N) – n
  • Do you want to use nicehash on this pool? (y/n) – n
  • Do you want to use multiple pools? (y/n) – n

Now the program will start running and you will be mining!

Optimizing CPU, AMD and Nvidia Configurations

The program will do its best to suggest the best configuration for your CPU and GPU but more than likely it will not be optimal.

To find your optimal configuration check out XMRStak.com and search for your CPU and GPU model. You will find a list of submitted configurations that you can try to see what works out best for you.

Exclude XMR-Stak From Windows Defender

Windows Defender now will flag xmr-stak-cpu as dangerous. This is due to botnets using it to mine. The program itself is safe. You can view my article on excluding xmr-stak-cpu here.

If you found this tutorial helpful, consider a small donation. Looking for a guide on building an affordable 12 GPU mining rig? Check out my guide.

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narendra
narendra
2 years ago

hi! im actually new to mining and i have few questions to ask .
i have an old laptop which has amd hd 6320 and windows 10 running on it .
i want to know how can i mine with it?
i tried ccminer and now xmr-stak .
xmr-stak opens but it doesnt show my hashrates. i want to know whether it is possible to mine using my laptop

MonerZombie
MonerZombie
2 years ago

Hi All, greetings.
Looking for an invitation for mineit.co , if you can help me or ar least redirect me for some forumplease contact me,

xzamie
xzamie
2 years ago

Does mining on Windows 10 have any effect on the system?

xzamie
xzamie
2 years ago
Reply to  CC Freak

Does it wear the system I’m using? And how many day will it take to mine 1 minero with my PC (core i5, nvidia 860m, 12 gig ram, 2 gig dedicated.)

xzamie
xzamie
2 years ago

Does mining have a negative effect on the PC in a long run?

xzamie
xzamie
2 years ago
Reply to  CC Freak

Kk..

Johnny C
Johnny C
2 years ago

Thanks alot for the good information. What would one do to take this to the next level. This guy here outlines something similar (http://www.thecryptovault.net/) but suggests you can put together a mining rig for $2000 US, do you have a link to putting a rig together with costs and installation help?

golddigger
golddigger
2 years ago

what do i download??, i read GPU and CPU miners software , i thought it was diffrent?

Timmo
Timmo
2 years ago

I’m getting, “the code execution cannot proceed because VCRUNTIME140.dll was not found”. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

xxx
xxx
2 years ago
Reply to  Timmo

Here’s the answer: github.com/fireice-uk/xmr-stak/blob/master/doc/FAQ.md
Another option is to search for this file on your PC and just copy to xmr-stak directory (but it still may fail as the version you copy may be too old).
Hope that helps.

Ozaku
Ozaku
1 year ago

So how do I check the speed, or how much I’m mining? It basically keeps telling me “difficulty changed”. “new block detected” and “result accepted by mining pool” I actually tried to find my CPU/GPU on your website, but it’s not listed under i5 processors ( mine is i5-8250U) , possibly because it’s also an integrated graphics card? I can’t tell my hash rate or anything, though my cpu use is around 70% with my GPU use around 1% (intel UHD graphics 620) I don’t expect much, as this was simply a laptop I got on sale but I want… Read more »

Eddie
Eddie
1 year ago

Hi. Quick Q might sound dumb and all. but where can i see how actual mining is going or how much i have mined ?