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Should I be worried that bitcoincore.org now suddenly only provides an "unsigned" Bitcoin Core installer?

Beginning with Taproot? Hmm... Something about this feels scary to me. Your mistrust is misguided. So, they are no longer making "signed" installers? The releases are still signed with ...
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How do you apply "-zapwallettxes" on Windows?

-zapwallettxes removes all wallet transactions that are not in the blockchain. It can remove "stuck" transactions, although you don't need this feature in normal operations mode. Solution A) On ...
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Detect when it is safe to 'stop' the Bitcoin Core Daemon, bitcoind

When bitcoind re-verifies blocks, it is not redownloading them. It is just loading them from disk and making sure that the databases are consistent. Bitcoind will always re-verify a small number of ...
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bitcoin-cli commands like createrawtransaction not working with json on command line

When looking at the Bitcoin Developer Reference I saw an example where they use two additional '' before and after the list of inputs in comparison to you. For your input, I also got "Error parsing ...
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bitcoin-cli commands like createrawtransaction not working with json on command line

Try rewriting your command to bitcoin-cli -testnet createrawtransaction "[{\"txid\": \"12b8e7ede4992f4d30f93idj3085746951d945e39f40becebd7c290af8c2e7ad\", \"vout\": 0}]" "{\"...
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Could not locate RPC credentials Error

You're getting this error because bitcoind isn't running. Once it is, it will create an authentication cookie, and bitcoin-cli will be able to connect. To start bitcoind from cmd prompt, type: cd C:/...
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Noob: new to bitcoin, bitcoind will not run on Windows 10

You can run bitcoind.exe on windows if you leave off the -daemon flag, as the error message says. Then it will run in the command prompt window or whatever you are running it with. While it's running, ...
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Run bitcoind as a service in windows

Install Download NSSM Comment out #daemon=1 from bitcoin.conf with comment #incompatible with windows service Shut down bitcoin-qt, bitcoind, bitcoin-cli to eliminate any confusion nssm install ...
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json parsing error with createrawtransaction with bitcoin-cli in regtest

Using quotes and escaping like this should work on Windows: createrawtransaction "[{\"txid\":\"7b2d65b85487a891a3e0a9c541975fa7e681e571ea18982da49402e594ca2af1\",\"vout\&...
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Bitcoin-qt console on cmd

While you have bitcoind or bitcoin-qt running with the -server option, you can then use bitcoin-cli to run commands. It's part of the bitcoind package. If you have your conf file in a custom ...
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Windows 7 : Unable to start bitcoin server using daemon in regtest : bitcoind -regtest -daemon

In the command line on windows you must type just bitcoind -regtest whitout -daemon
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Running Bitcoind as a service on windows 10

I think you need to add -daemon to your command in order for this to work. Also, you have -regetest in your command which implies that you want to use the Regression Test network (regtest). Besides ...
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Where is the downloaded Ardor blockchain stored on windows and linux?

On Windows (when using Ardor mainnet) the blockchain will be downloaded to your "C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Ardor\nxt_db" folder. Make sure that you can see hidden folders. You can find your ...
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Where can I find Armory 92.3 for download?

A version for XP can be downloaded from github. This is actually 93.3 not 92.3. It says "Armory 0.93.3 for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8+ (64-bit)" I have not used this version and cannot vouch for it in ...
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Why does Bitcoin Core keep saying "X days left" every single day?

As Pieter pointed out, it sounds like your Bitcoin Core is not shutting down cleanly when you turn off your computer. This could happen for example if the shutdown process does not wait for Bitcoin ...
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Why does the first bitcoin client only supported windows

If you want a definitive answer, you'll need to ask him I'm afraid. My best guess is that Windows development was the thing he was most familiar with (or even only familiar with). The coding style was ...
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How can I pick the data directory of Bitcoin Core on Windows 10?

You'll want to set the option -datadir=<path-to-your-drive> either when starting bitcoind, or in your bitcoin.conf file. If you add it to bitcoin.conf, you'll need to restart your node for the ...
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Insert a password to a wallet.dat file from windows cmd

Using the info @Prayank provided, I managed to do it the following way: Run first cmd session and changed directory to where bitcoind.exe resides. Then run bitcoind.exe Run second cmd session, changed ...
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Unable to "sendcoins" using bitgo express apis - Windows OS

BitGo generally uses 2-of-3 multisig transactions. That means that when you send a transaction, you must provide one of the signatures, and BitGo will add the second signature once you submit the ...
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Running Electrum wallet and full node on Windows. How to configure SSL with self-signed certificate

I almost deleted the question - but the answer maybe of use to others. I have Bitcoin Core running as a Windows app, I have Electrum wallet running as a Windows app, but have Electrum server running ...
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How install electrum for other users on Windows?

Per Electrum's github, this issue appears to be Windows-specific and is caused by pyinstaller (an upstream dependency) running under the admin context. This means that the installer will only create ...
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What could be the reason that my node syncs so slowly during Header Synchronization?

Without knowing your bitcoin.conf settings and debug.log, it is difficult to say. Generally speaking, however, here are a few things: 365GB is not enough space, so you'll have to run in pruned mode ...
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Bitcoin Core on Windows get wallet address

I am unable to find the wallet address anywhere in the application itself. Little confusion here, there is no one wallet <==> one address. Your wallet is handling many keys, hence many addresses. ...
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How to migrate Lightning (LND) from local laptop to external myNodeBTC node

This sounds like the age old proverb of "Good, Cheap or Fast - Pick Two" I like your original suggestion, but you do have options: Close all channels, wait an hour, then restore the new lnd node w/ ...
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Why does the "uptime" RPC API call fail if Bitcoin Core is running but has not synced fully?

The node does not need to sync fully in order for RPC to start responding to queries. What happens is Bitcoin Core starts up in "warm up" mode. During warm up RPC is unavailable because the system ...
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Where is the bitcoind executable on Windows 10?

It's at C:\Program Files\Bitcoin\daemon. NOTE: On the download page, make sure to choose the installer, not the zip file. The first one:
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Getting "Can't run the JVM" when starting Ardor on Windows 10

If you edit the run.bat file you'll notice the last line that begins with start I copied that line and made the java.exe paths absolute instead of relative and pasted this line into the command line ...
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How can I have Bitcoind.exe use the core data from Bitcoin-QT on my D drive. Using Windows 10

There are a few ways to do it one of which is modifying the shortcut as you've mentioned. The easiest way is to create a bitcoin.conf file in %APPDATA%\Bitcoin. That's the default directory bitcoind ...
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