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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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How to use bitcoin from command line in Windows?

In Windows, how can I get what I get with "bitcoind getinfo" in Linux?
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Is there a Bitcoin gadget for Windows 7?

Is there a Bitcoin gadget for Windows 7, which features conversion rate with EUR? (i.e. EUR/BTC)
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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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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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Where is the part in code related to the installation on Linux/Mac and windows?

Where in the source code is the part related to the GUI and platform depended installation?
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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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CgMiner past version 3.4 cannot see USB Block Eurptors (Windows)

I've been using CgMiner 3.4.1 since late September. It can see my four USB Block Erupters, and works: cgminer version 3.4.1 - Started: [2013-11-20 07:48:07] ------------------------------------------...
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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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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 do you load the Android bitcoin backup key onto Bitcoin Qt?

I have an Android wallet key and I want to load it onto my windows desktop. I am using Bitcoin-Qt, but i dont see an import option anywhere. How can this be done?
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How can I view the Blockchain locally on my machine?

I'd like to view the blockchain on my Windows 7 machine. Right now I'm looking under roaming/Bitcoin/blocks, and trying to open blk00000.dat . I can't read any of it though, it seems the text is ...
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Move bitcoin data from Windows to Mac

Is it possible to move the Blockchain data from Windows to Mac? The wallet on windows is synced, the one on mac is not. The wallet on Mac has had some bitcoins sent to one of its addresses. Would it ...
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digitalcoin wallet won't sync

I've had my digitalcoin wallet open for a few days now, hoping it would eventually sync back up but it's seemingly stuck, not necessarily at a specific block, but around 3 days back, whichever block ...
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Why does merely having Windows Media Player open double my GPU hashrate?

I'm using poclbm to mine under Windows... processor is an AMD A6-3400M with integrated Radeon HD 6250G GPU. When Windows Media Player is closed, I get a rate of 16 megahashes/second, but when it is ...
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Is there a command line Bitcoin CPU miner for Windows?

Is there a Bitcoin miner that I can run using the command line on Windows? I want a CPU miner, not a GPU miner.
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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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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 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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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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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 Mining on Office Network

I'm a bitcoin novice and i've read a bit about mining. It got me thinking that I could setup our office network to min bitcoin (obviously with permission) We have a centos linux server which is on 24/...
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No Miner can connect to RPC Server

I'm new to this BitCoin, as in read about it yesterday started with it today. This technology has intrigued me to the level I cannot explain, its truly genius! Back to my problem, I have a NVIDIA ...
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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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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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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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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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Interoperability of Bitcoin clients

Is it possible to operate on the same wallet from multiple devices? If I run, for example Android on a device, and Windows/Linux on another, how do I share the same private key(s) of my wallet between ...
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How do I fix GUI Miner stuck at connecting?

GUI Miner v2011-08-24 just shows "connecting..." when trying to connect to slush's pool. The console shows: 2011-12-31 14:00:49: Running command: poclbm.exe smithd98@gmail.com.macbookpro:4fuqPtrI@...
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Why does poclbm acquire 100% CPU?

I recently switched from WinXP32bit to Windows7. While under XP poclbm took about 5% CPU Time of one core, now it uses one core with 100%. Is there a specific reason for that? I now use AMD/ATI ...
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Why are coin miners (such as GUIMiner) a “threat” in Windows Defender?

I opened up my GUIMiner and I got a rather unfriendly "Win32/CoinMiner" threat of "Medium." I installed this program knowingly, so should I be concerned? Is this just a problem because people have ...