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

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0 connections now, but I had been using Bitcoin QT for a while without problems

I had been using my Bitcoin client for months on my Windows computer running XP. One day, I have trouble connecting to anything else on the internet, but my Bitcoin client seems to be running okay. ...
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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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Where is the location of the private keys of my wallet on my PC?

I have searched this forum and the internet for information on the location of the private keys of my wallet on my PC and found no answers. I am using Microsoft Windows 7 and installed the Bitcoin ...
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Does the MultiBit linux jar file run in windows?

A windows system has a standalone java and is not recognized by the installer. A jar file can be run on the command line. Is the MultiBit linux jar and the windows installed one the same?
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Block data error, reindexing blocks

Bitcoin QT finished syncing this weekend after d/l for Windows 7 on Thursday. Today, probably 2nd or 3rd time running it, an error came up right away that index could not be found. What would cause ...
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How do I throttle mining in Phoenix 2.0 to keep my cards cooler?

I need my rig to run slower (silent during the day) and full speed at night. i've figured out a way to replace the config file every x hours but I can't see what settings will actually slow it down. ...
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Doesn't GUIMiner work on Windows 8? [closed]

I use GUIMiner to mine bitcoins using my graphics card, and in a pool. I've upgraded to Windows 8 this morning, but now GUIMiner won't launch! All I get is the icon in the taskbar for a few seconds, ...
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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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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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Is my p2p server set up correctly? When will I see inbound connections on 8333?

I've had a Windows host up at 23.23.246.5 for both Bitcoin and Namecoin and I'd like to make sure its configured correctly. So far when I run a netstat I see the services below and a few things ...
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How do I properly shut down bitcoind on Windows? I get error: EnvShutdown exception: DB_RUNRECOVERY: Fatal error, run database recovery (-30974)

I am running bitcoind in Windows (interactively) and pressed "control c". The following error was displayed: EnvShutdown exception: DB_RUNRECOVERY: Fatal error, run database recovery (-30974) Is ...
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How do I test that blockchain p2p replication is properly, securely exposed to the internet?

I have bandwidth and CPU to spare and I'd like to participate in the P2P nature of sharing the blockchain to other peers. How can I properly, and securely participate? Also, how can I test or verify ...
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Why won't bitcoind work correctly on windows 7?

When I go to bitcoind using "bitcoind -daemon" in Windows 7, it won't run in the background. When I type that, it just sits there and does nothing. If I keep it like that and open another command ...
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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 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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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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How can I copy the blockchain from my working client for use with a live CD savings wallet?

I have the Bitcoin client installed on my Windows PC, but I want to set up a savings wallet with better security that I access with an Ubuntu live CD. I don't want to have to download the entire ...
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How do I build Bitcoin source in Windows 7?

I am trying to build the current Bitcoin source in Windows 7x64 - Does anyone know of an idiot-proof tutorial? Some of the steps in the included doc give me errors. When I try to tar openssl with ...
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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 ...
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How do I configure the Bitcoin client for SSL on Windows?

Specifically I would like to connect to bitcoind from an outside system but I'm concerned about security. I've seen where others have said that SSL support is built into the Bitcoin client but how do ...
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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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