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.
Extract the contents into your mining folder as seen below:
Now you can follow my mining guide for Monero CPU Mining on Windows 10.
To mine with our 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.
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.