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Microsoft Windows is a series of operating systems (OS). Many different Bitcoin related software programs run on Windows - many of these also run on other operating systems. This tag can be used for a problem that seems to be specific to Microsoft WIndows.

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Stuck on "Replaying Blocks" 100% after a forced close

I have had issues downloading Bitcoin Core, where the download would get stuck/frozen and not progress for hours. The last time this happened I closed the Bitcoin Core window and was met with a "...
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Build bitcoin-qt.exe on ubuntu 18.4

0.8.1 version and when i compile this version but successfully compiled but now i want to generate the window executable file(.exe) from bitcoin-0.8.1 version. so latest version and older bitcoin-0.8....
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Not able to compile bitcoin core on VS 2022

VS is not able to detect some .hpp files from the boost library. Some files have the following header file calls : #include <boost/multi_index/hashed_index.hpp> #include <boost/multi_index/...
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FAIL: qt/test/test_bitcoin-qt.exe when running 'make' after building Bitcoin Core 26.99.0

I'm building Bitcoin Core 26.99 following this: https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/blob/master/doc/build-windows.md I'm using this option for building Bitcoin Core on Windows: Windows Subsystem for ...
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Verify your download

Why does Bitcoin core wallet bitcoin-26.0-win64-setup file does not match the signatures of the SHA256 binary hashes or SHA256 hash signatures which i can download same side. I think i do it wrong, ...
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Snap Install Bitcoin Core on WSL Ubuntu 22 doesn't add binaries to PATH

I'm trying to install bitcoin-core on my WSL Ubuntu 22. I've already snap-installed bitcoin core on my bare bone Ubuntu 22 and once completed it adds to the path the binaries bitcoin-core.{cli,daemon},...
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BitcoinCore 25.1 won't launch (Windows 10.0.19045)

I updated BitcoinCore (v19 to 25.1) and get this error at launch: Error: Error reading configuration file: conf cannot be set in the configuration file; use includeconf= if you want to include ...
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How can I update lnd to 0.17 on Windows?

I am running lnd 0.16.2 on a Windows 10 system. I just downloaded v0.17. Can I just drop the new files lnd.exe and lncli.exe into my directory and run on the same install? Any tweaks needed?
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Detect when it is safe to 'stop' the Bitcoin Core Daemon, bitcoind

Previously, I kept the Bitcoin Core daemon running 24x7, however recently I've become less interested in keeping it running all the time, and would like instead to run it for as much time as it takes ...
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Bitcoin Core Node installation

How to verify & install Bitcoin Core node and Sparrow wallet in Windows 11 laptop? Please tell me step by step. My lap has 8 GB RAM & 500 GB storage (free space would b around 200 GB). And ...
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Why might my db be locked on starting bitcoin-qt after a clean shutdown and reboot?

I have LND v.16.2 running under Windows 10 with Bitcoin Core 23.0 on same machine. When I need to reboot, I gracefully stop my LND node and close bitcoin-qt from the GUI, waiting until it has ...
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about bitcoin starting directory and .conf location

When I first started my bitcoin core node (version v23.0.0), it asked for directory where to start. I chose a different drive. However, how does the .exe know every time where to start? I cannot find ...
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json parsing error with createrawtransaction with bitcoin-cli in regtest

I have been trying to use getrawtransaction to work with raw transactions in regtest and I have not been able to get it to parse correctly. the general format I am using is this. I am running this ...
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How do I verify Bitcoin Core’s integrity?

I'm trying to verify release signatures, but I have no idea how. It says to open a terminal window, and every time I do, I have no idea what to type. I’m using Windows. I downloaded the Bitcoin Core ...
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Bitcoin Core running in a Linux Docker container under Windows doesn't recognise an already downloaded blockchain copied from Windows Bitcoin Core

I run Bitcoin Core under Windows 10. I have now set up a Docker container to run Bitcoin Core under Linux on the Windows computer. I copied the Windows Bitcoin directory (containing all the blockchain ...
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What could be the reason that my node syncs so slowly during Header Synchronization?

I¹ am trying to sync Bitcoin Core v24.0.1 on my Desktop with 16 GB RAM and an Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor, but it is taking forever even to get past the header synchronization. It tells me that it ...
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Where does Bitcoin Core save the custom directory setting?

When installing Bitcoin Core on Windows 10 and starting it for the first time, the Welcome message prompts to specify a custom data directory. When specifying that custom directory, where does Bitcoin ...
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How install electrum for other users on Windows?

I installes electrum on admin usage. For security reasons I do not want to use admin account to use the wallet (the computer has no other use). I want to use normal account. So I created another ...
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Unable to start BitcoinCore: Unable to start HTTP server. See debug logs for details

After long time of not running Bitcoin Core I ran it and got: Config file was: # server=1 tells Bitcoin-QT to accept JSON-RPC commands. server=1 # You must set rpcuser and rpcpassword to secure ...
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Sparrow wallet suddenly not connecting to Bitcoin Core

I setup a node running Bitcoin Core on a Windows PC and connected Sparrow Wallet to it from another Windows PC on the same local network. This worked fine for the last few weeks but now suddenly ...
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Running Electrum wallet and full node on Windows. How to configure SSL with self-signed certificate

I have a full node running on Windows 10, I have Electrum wallet installed and I have BTC-RPC-EXPLORER set up. The problem I have is that I can find no clear guide to setting up and installing a ...
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How to setup Lightning Node on Windows Desktop in 2022?

I have gone through setting up lightning node, but a lot of resources stated to get hardware and to run LND through command line. But How can we setup a Lightning node in regular laptop with nice GUI ...
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Unable to "sendcoins" using bitgo express apis - Windows OS

I am building an ASP.Net project (C# - .Net 4.8 - windows os - visual studio 2015). I want to send bitcoin from one address in my wallet to another for test. Trying to access api url : https://test....
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Insert a password to a wallet.dat file from windows cmd

Is there a way to insert a password to a wallet.dat file from windows cmd? I'm a newbie, so please be as specific as you can. That wallet.dat file needs rescan, which I want to make after I insert the ...
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"which bitcoind" outputs nothing

I installed bitcoind using Windows 10 WSL Ubuntu. I see the bitcoind.exe file in the src directory, but when I run "which bitcoind" I get no output.
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building bitcoin core - how to temporarily disable WSL support for Win32 applications

The build-windows.md says: "Additional WSL Note: WSL support for launching Win32 applications results in Autoconf configure scripts being able to execute Windows Portable Executable files. This ...
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How to mine Bitcoin in Windows? How to mine Bitcoin using Intel GPU? [duplicate]

I want to mine Bitcoin in Windows, which is the best and trusted software that I can use to mine Bitcoin in Windows? I want to use both my Intel GPU and CPU to mine Bitcoin.
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Should I be worried that bitcoincore.org now suddenly only provides an "unsigned" Bitcoin Core installer?

My security script for downloading and verifying new versions of Bitcoin Core barked at me the other day, when the new v0.21.1 was released. (Which still is nowhere to be found on bitcoin.org, BTW.) ...
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Is there a simple-to-use Windows-10 client for Lightning Network? [closed]

I'm having trouble finding a Windows 10 client for Lightning Network which is simple to use and which can be installed without needing to learn a lot about the underlying technical concepts. Is there ...
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Unable to use `blocks` and `chainstate` from external drive

I want to use data directory from a different location (external SSD) on a Windows machine. When I save the path for it in bitcoin.conf it still uses old data directory. How can I use datadir in ...
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Protecting against bitcoin thieves as a casual user

I hope this is an appropriate question here. I never got a chance to write it out earlier, but with the recent price changes looming it came to my mind again. Around July 2013 I started to take some ...
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How can I pick the data directory of Bitcoin Core on Windows 10?

I'm using Bitcoin Core on Windows 10. Despite setting it up in a folder on my larger drive, it's eating all the space on my SSD. How do I direct the blockchain to the drive I want?
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Why does the first bitcoin client only supported windows

Starting from version 0.1.0 up to 0.1.5 the bitcoin software could be run only on only Windows 2000 / Windows NT and Windows XP Was there a technical reason from Satoshi for this choice of operating ...
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As the Bitcoin price skyrockets, how to avoid getting malware through freeware/FOSS software's updates?

We have a situation now where the vast majority of software I have installed on my computer (Windows 10, since there are no other supported versions of Windows) are either aging one-man freeware ...
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Why has Bitcoin Core stopped shutting down when Windows cleanly shuts down?

Every night, I do this to turn off my Windows 10 machine: shutdown /s Note that there is no "forcing flag" or anything (/f). Up until recently, Bitcoin Core appeared to always get the ...
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ListWalletDir: Access is denied D:\System Volume Information

My BTC Core wallet is not yet fully synchronized, now I got this message in the debug Notepad ''List Wallet Dir: Access is denied D:\System Volume Information'' and whenever I move the mouse over the ...
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Anyone tried building bitcoin core with visual studio 2019?

I followed the steps mentioned in the below link: https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/tree/master/build_msvc Trying to build from https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/tree/0.20 Errors: Error C1083 ...
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Why does Bitcoin Core keep saying "X days left" every single day?

I turn my PC on every day. I don't sleep more than 8 hours. Yet Bitcoin Core, after I verify that it has fully synced every day, keeps saying "7 days remaining" for example, as if it deletes ...
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Bitcoincore wallet 0.20.0

Because on windows it is so difficult to load the blockchain into the BitcoinCore wallet. Arrives in 2016 the loading rate increases days. In ubuntu18.04 it is so fast and does not slow down after ...
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Cannot cross-compile for Windows from Ubuntu 18.04

I have been at this for ages now and I am unable to cross-compile Bitcoin-Core 0.19.1 on my Ubuntu 18.04 machine (not a VM). I follow these exact instructions: sudo apt install build-essential ...
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Bitcoin Core on Windows get wallet address

I have recently downloaded and installed the Bitcoin core software for Windows. It is still currently syncing at 10.89%. I am unable to find the wallet address anywhere in the application itself. If ...
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How do I compile bitcoin-qt 0.13 for Windows 10 and use gdb (or similar) to debug it?

Currently I'm working on a fork from 0.13, so apologies if this is documented in later version. I'm cross-compiling bitocin-qt for Windows 10 (following the instructions in the build-windows document)...
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How to migrate Lightning (LND) from local laptop to external myNodeBTC node

I am in the process of migrating my LNP/BP stack from a Windows laptop to a dedicated myNodeBTC (RaspPi) device. My node on the Windows laptop was installed using Node Launcher. I already have the ...
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Why does the "uptime" RPC API call fail if Bitcoin Core is running but has not synced fully?

At least this appears to be the case, because the function I have created to determine whether Bitcoin Core is "working" does the most minimal/simple API call I could find, which was "uptime", to see ...
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Where can I find Armory 92.3 for download?

I am trying to use Windows XP and need Armory 92.3 to do it. Where can I download that version without compiling?
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recovering wallet [duplicate]

0 I am not exactly sure what I need to do and I do not want to accidentally overwrite my disk. I may have already done so. After searching my web history I have found the BTC address that my BTC is ...
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banning nodes through bitcoin-cli in Windows

I'd like to use Greg Maxwell's banlist for my Bitcoin node in Windows. When I enter the commands however, I receive the following error message for every bitcoin-cli command: bitcoin\bin>bitcoin-...
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Where is the bitcoind executable on Windows 10?

I have installed bitcoin core 0.17.1 version windows 10 in my laptop. I can see the following folders: bin (bitcoin-cli.exe, bitcon-qt.exe, bitcoin-tx.exe, test_bitcoin.exe), include (...
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Getting "Can't run the JVM" when starting Ardor on Windows 10

When running Ardor 2.2.1 on Windows 10, I'm getting "Can't run the JVM" error. Also tried going to the command line and going to: C:\Program Files\Ardor and running run.bat It just pops open a ...
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Where is the downloaded Ardor blockchain stored on windows and linux?

Where can one find the location of the Ardor blockchain on Windows and Linux?
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