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Questions about Bitcoin in the context of the Microsoft Windows series of OS.

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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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bitcoind not found

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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In the event of pending computer crash that might corrupt my Bitcoin Core blockchain download. What files can I copy to prevent corruption?

I run Bitcoin core on my windows 10 machine. And occasionally the damn thing shuts off all my applications and corrupts my Bitcoin Core blockchain download. Yes, I know, don't use windows. That's the ...
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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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Install Copay on Windows 7 64 bit desktop

I have windows 7 64 bit. I need more information. Step by step, please. I have reviewed the previous answers but do not understand: (New copay on Windows 7) 1) Exactly what to download from where ...
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New copay on Windows 7

How can I install new Copay wallet to my Windows 7? I cannot use the microsoft app store. Thank you.
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How can I have Bitcoind.exe use the core data from Bitcoin-QT on my D drive. Using Windows 10 [duplicate]

I down loaded Bitcoin core to my D drive, because it's too big for my C drive. Bitcoind.exe keeps creating AppData/Roaming/bitcoin where the core is down loaded. However I already have the core fully ...
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Noob: new to bitcoin, bitcoind will not run on Windows 10

I just heard about Bitcoin, it looks huge, and am trying to get it to work and see how it works. I live in a very rural community and we do not have Internet yet, I had to do some dirty deeds to get ...
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OpenSSL bitcoin addresses generation

Using OpenSSL ver 1.1.0h on win 8.1 - 32 bit Im trying to recreate this post using cmd: OpenSSL generate Bitcoin address But on step 3: openssl ec -in c:\keys\private.pem -outform DER|tail -c +8|...
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Does bitcoin 0.16.1 work with Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) Windows 10?

Does the bitcoin core for ubuntu work with windows 10 WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux) command line? What issues are there if any since its install the ubuntu version under windows 10.
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Run bitcoind as a service in windows

Motivation I don't want to have to have bitcoin-qt running. I want the control and error handling capabilities that come when something is running as a service. I want bitcoind to start when windows ...
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WSL PATH command help

Following these intr: https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/blob/master/doc/build-windows.md I have retrieved a git for a crypto. But I am hung up on the step where I add the PATH command. Per the instr: ...
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Does the OS make a difference for mining?

I would like to know whether it makes a difference to mine on Windows, on macOS or on Linux? Performancewise? Is there a big difference in the quantity of software tools available to mine? Are ...
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Stratum proxy on Windows

I am looking to do solo mining on a SHA-256 altcoin by purchasing hashrate from NiceHash. I have the client set up on a Windows Server 2016 VPS and the blockchain is synced. For NiceHash to point the ...
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Running Bitcoind as a service on windows 10

So I am trying to run bitcoin daemon as a service on windows 10, so I don't have to keep starting it. I have tried the following command: sc create BitcoinServer binpath= "C:\Program Files\Bitcoin\...
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Could not locate RPC credentials Error

I am trying to follow the instructions in the following post: Check status of daemon When I try to run bitcoin-cli getblockchaininfo I get the following error: When I look for the configuration file....
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Blockchain download stuck on Bitcoin core wallet

The caching up process was progressing (slowly but still progressing) until it got stuck after processing 436820 blocks: http://i.imgur.com/4nbP3ML.png 3 days after, I'm still at 70.76% Says I'm ...
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How to build Bitcoin binaries for Windows on Ubuntu using cross-compile

I am trying to build Bitcoin 0.13 for Windows. I've always used this guide for building previous versions. Now seems that developers have changed their mind regarding Windows, and the new way seems ...
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Windows 7 : Unable to start bitcoin server using daemon in regtest : bitcoind -regtest -daemon

I am trying to start bitcoin server in regtest mode using bitcoind -regtest -daemon command on my windows 7 operating system. Error I am getting is daemon is not supported on this operating system. ...
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How can I run Bitcoin Core with the -zapwallettxes option in Windows OS

I have been trying to run Bitcoin Core with -zapwallettxes option by starting the command line prompt, and typing (cmd.exe) Start bitcoin-qt with --zapwallettxes=1 but it keeps saying Windows cannot ...
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How can I import Electrum addresses into a Core wallet? [duplicate]

I have been running all my BTC transactions through Electrum, but recently installed the 0.14.0 Core client and would like to move to that. I managed to export my ~40 private keys from Electrum, but ...
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bitcoin-cli commands like createrawtransaction not working with json on command line

I am trying to create raw transaction using the createrawtransaction api on testnet using the Windows7 command line. I always get an "error parsing JSON": C:\Users\amjad>bitcoin-cli -testnet ...
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How to run --zapwalletxes command?

I am having problems running the --zapwalletxes command from the cmd prompt. I type C:\Program Files (x86)\Bitcoin\bitcoin-qt.exe --zapwalletxes=1. After entering this the CMD prompt states that C:\...
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How do you apply “-zapwallettxes” on Windows?

On May 27 I tried to sell some Bitcoins(for the first time). Since that day the transaction is in the status "unconfirmed". The amount is booked from my wallet, but isn't booked to my bank account. ...
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Bitcoin-qt console on cmd

Is there a way to interact with Bitcoin-qt from Windows cmd and run commands like if I'm running them from Bitcoin-qt console?
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Where is data folder for Bitcoin Core in Windows 7? [duplicate]

I cannot find any wallet.dat file on my c: drive. Any ideas where it can be put? Everybody says the same and I'm doing it. Maybe I'm kind of idiot so I'm pasting screens with steps I have done: 1 2 ...
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Where is wallet.dat file?

I have clearly installed Windows 7 and Bitcoin Core. There is no Bitcoin folder in {User}/AppData/Roaming... Blockchain is dowloading but I cannot find where it is and wallet.dat also. Anybody help? ...
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Bitcoind in a Windows Azure Worker Role

I want to have a Bitcoind node running in Azure. Obviously there are storage requirements from storing the blockchain, so is Bitcoind a candidate for a worker role? Or would I be better off sticking ...
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Bitcoin Core crashes on XP twice

I recently backed up my blockchain to an external drive and restored my computer from Windows 10 to XP. Afterwards, I copied the blockchain back to my hard drive and downloaded a portable copy of ...
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Environment for building Bitcoin core in Windows

I'd like to try building the Bitcoin core source in Windows. The instructive materials I've found take too much for granted. What environment needs to be installed before building? Can it be built in ...
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Starting out with Armory - can I make it go faster?

Does anyone know of a way to make Armory do an initial sync any faster? I've downloaded the blockchain but so far it's been processing/synchronizing with the network for 17 hours, and it claims it ...
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Run bitcoin-qt at startup of Windows server

I am running bitcoin-qt on my server. I use .Net library to query it through windows services. It all works when I start bitcoin-qt manually. But if the server is restarted, I see that it is running ...
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Problem with Berkeley DB while building Bitcoin on Windows from Source Code?

I'm trying to compile Bitcoin from source code in Windows 7. When I run ./configure, I get the following error: checking for Berkeley DB C++ headers... no configure: error: libdb_cxx headers missing ...
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Creating a raw transaction using Bitcoin Core v0.10.0 bitcoin-tx / createrawtransaction

I'm trying to create a raw transaction using Bitcoin Core v0.10.0 (on Windows 7 x64, and with txindex=1 optioned). Bitcoin Core v0.10.0 comes with a new Bitcoin-tx executable utility. The help menu ...
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Solving PyCrypto 2.6.1 errors for Python 3.4 (Windows7 x64)?

Whilst there's less of an issue with Python 2.7, Python 3.4 relies on the pycrypto library for numerous wrappers/APIs/tools such as BlockTrail, pycoin, pybitcointools, etc etc. The error I'm getting:...
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Move MultiBit from Mac to Windows

I'm an IT consultant in Australia and I'm pretty green when it comes to BitCoin and wallets and the like. I've been contacted by a client with a MacBook Pro that cannot be repaired and he is looking ...
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Runaway exception on 0.9.3 Bitcoin client startup 64 bit Windows 7

After I install my Bitcoin client (0.9.3 64 bit on Win7) I can run it one time without problems. It won’t start up a second time, though, and terminate with the following error: EXCEPTION: ...
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What are test_bitcoin.exe and test_bitcoin-qt.exe?

These two binaries appeared in Bitcoin Core a few versions ago, but I don't remember ever seeing an explanation of what they are and what you would use them for.
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Transaction was rejected - Bitcoin QT, recovered wallet.dat

I recently installed a new version of Windows on a new HDD, but I'm having problems getting my old wallet.dat to work. Here's what I've done: Install latest Bitcoin Core. Copied over the blocks and ...
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How do I run Armory Testnet on Win7 x64 using Bitcoin Core 0.9.3 using remote datadir?

Trying to use the testnet which I have no problems with using Bitcoin Core 0.9.3 with command: Bitcoin-qt.exe -testnet -datadir=f:\data\bitcoincore But running Armory using the Testnet icon attempts ...
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bfgminer on bitcoin-qt

I am getting this error and looking for guidance. Error : Most likely you have input the wrong URL, forgotten to add a port, or have not set up workers config server=1 rpcallowip=192.168.1.0/24 ...
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Windows vs Linux for bitcoind (not mining)

What is the best O/S for bitcoind, which serves as a backbone for an online payments processor? Right now it is set up to run under Windows but I'm not sure if this is the best choice if they ...
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Building Win7 Moneychanger: Where to put OT DLL's, How to fix “&& was unexpected” in jsoncpp?

I want to use Open Transactions libraries in my Windows build of my Qt Widgets application. Moneychanger is a test interface for OT built in Qt. As a step to understanding how the Qt code of ...
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Compiling Maxcoin and its clone cryptos throw an error

I compiled Bitcoin, Dogecoin, and many other pow/pos cryptocurrencies without a problem. I usually compile daemon and then windows-qt wallet using qt 5.2. But maxcoin and its clones like Helixcoin ...
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Programming for/modding bitcoin-qt on Windows

In multiple places I've found methods of modifying or adding to the bitcoin-qt(or other coin wallet) source on ubuntu or osx, but how would I do this on a Windows machine? If possible, I'd like to be ...
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What are the methods for getting an old, used windows P.C. ready for secure Bitcoin usage? [closed]

Let's say I am about to set my Grandmother up with a wallet. I have no idea what she has on her computer. There could be a host of malware, keyloggers etc. Let's also say that a complete wipe and ...
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6 x GPU mining rig only installs drivers for 5

I built the following rig: 5x SAPPHIRE TRI-X R9 280X 3GB GDDR5 OC (UEFI) 1x AeroCool Templarius Imperator 1150W 80 Plus Gold 1x HighPower Tech 1200w Gold Plus (HP-1200-G14C-GOLD) 1x Asrock H61 Pro ...
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Test failure for Multibit on Windows

I am trying to compile Multibit on Windows: Windows 7, IDEA 13.0.2, Maven 3.0, Multibit 0.5.16. I am able to compile, but when I try to test there are always 2 failures: Running org.multibit....