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

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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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Login Problems with Greenaddress

I need help desperately! I am trying to get to BTC that is locked in a greenaddress wallet. I can log into the view only. When I put in the mneumonic & password, the system runs through ...
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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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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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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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How do you correctly expose the RPC port with bitcoind running in WSL2-backed docker?

I'm trying to run bitcoind in a docker container backed by Windows 10/WSL2 using Docker Desktop. I'm using the ruimarinho/bitcoin-core:0.20.1-alpine image defined here: https://github.com/ruimarinho/...
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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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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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How to use electrum RPC to get address balance on windows

$ ./electrum-3.2.3.exe --testnet setconfig rpcport 7777 true $ ./electrum-3.2.3.exe --testnet setconfig rpcuser blah true $ ./electrum-3.2.3.exe --testnet setconfig rpcpassword blah true $ ./electrum-...
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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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windows rpc connect failure

Good afternoon! I am trying to remotely connect via rpc to the windows server where bitcoin core is running my config listen=1 maxconnections=15 server=1 daemon=1 rpcuser=rootrr rpcpassword=1213 ...
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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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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 can I install Electrum on 32-bit Windows?

So on the Electrum site in the download section for Windows 7 Pro there is no reference to 32 or 64 bit? I need a desktop version in 32-bit?
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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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 ...