How To Mine Monero On Windows 10

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Mining with Monero on Windows 10 is pretty simple and straight forward though there are some adjustments you will need to make to Windows 10 to ensure that you get the most out of your CPU and GPU when mining.

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-cpu

To mine with your CPU you will need a program called xmr-stak-cpu. 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:

Now you can follow my mining guide for Monero CPU Mining on Windows 10.

Download CCMiner

To mine with your Nvidia GPU, we are going to use the very stable CCMiner. There are other GPU miners for Nvidia but this is the one that has been the most stable for me. You can download the latest release here and you will want to choose the ccminer-x64-2.2.7z download.

Now you can follow my mining guide for Monero Nvidia GPU Mining on Windows 10.

Download xmr-stak-amd

To mine with AMD, xmr-stak-amd is the best miner out there. Its easy to get start with and powerful if you wish to tune your intensity settings. To get started with xmr-stak-amd follow me guide for Monero AMD Mining on Windows 10.

Exclude xmr-stak-cpu 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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8 Comments on "How To Mine Monero On Windows 10"

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

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

MonerZombie
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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,

Johnny C
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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?