Questions tagged [windows]

Questions pertaining to Ethereum clients or software specifically on the Windows operating system. Typically the bug or question would, most likely, only occur on Windows or is Windows-specific.

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How to Mine Ether and use Ethereum on Windows?

Which programs should be installed and what do you need to do to start mining Ether and use Ethereum?
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What's the advantage of EthOS over Ubuntu or Windows mining?

What exactly is the EthOs Distro? As far as I understand it's an ethereum-dedicated linux. Why should someone want to use it? What's the advantage of EthOS over Ubuntu or Windows? What are the ...
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My C: drive in my WINDOWS PC is almost full. How can I change both geth and Mist path to relocate my blockchain files?

I read here somewhere that I have to execute geth --datadir "NEW PATH". But this solution: 1) Doesn't work in a permanent way for me (it will actually point geth in that direction but if I after ...
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Geth: flag provided but not defined: -genesis [duplicate]

I'm trying to start an ethereum test net on windows 7, but I'm having trouble pointing geth at the genesis block. This is the command I'm trying: geth --identity "Anon" --genesis CustomGenesis....
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Ethminer reporting low hashrate vs benchmark

I'm new to mining Ethereum, and I had a question about the efficiency/throughput of my card, a 270X. I ran the benchmark utility with ethminer, which gives me a result of 18153621 H/s (18 MH/s?), ...
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Windows curl error with JSON-RPC

Using Windows, when I started Geth with: geth --rpc --rpcaddr 192.168.1.9 --rpcport 8545 --rpcapi "eth,net,web3,personal" --datadir C:\Users\BulldogBud\AppData\Roaming\Ethereum\testnet\chaindata --...
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How to erase all Ethereum files from PC

I'm using the Ethereum Mist wallet on my desktop, but after transferring everything to a new computer I'd like to remove all traces of Ethereum from the old desktop. What files/folders would I need ...
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Minergate issues, Windows 10, 6x RX580 GPU, TB250-BTC MB

I have been struggling with this issue for about 3 weeks now and could find nothing on forums and discussions online. I have a GPU Rig with the following specifications: 6x PowerColor Red Devil ...
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Can I test different OS and combine the keystore folder later?

I have to move from Linux to Linux but also want to test under Windows. Is there any issue in running accounts and wallets under the different OS with a view to combining them under a single OS at a ...
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GETH is always stuck after attempting to sync

I want to mine Ether and I've been trying to sync blockchains for days. I've tried using geth --fast command and it always stuck as in the picture. My computer is running 64 bit Windows 10 with ...
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geth connectivity behind a firewall

I am trying to get geth to synchronize behind my office firewall. I have a TCP and UDP port opened (incoming and outgoing) as requested in other similar threads, but it doesn't seem to be enough. ...
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Install Solc Compiler on Windows 8

I need a command line compiler in order to make an expert system that automatically builds, tests, and deploys systems of smart contracts based only on metadata. I have tried for several days to ...
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Windows Wallet, Beta 7, stuck at 460,000 out of 663,000?

My friend downloaded the Windows Beta 7 wallet and as you can see in the picture he is stuck at block 460.000. Also the "out of" blocks statistic keeps jumping between 663,000 to 1,000,000+. Even ...
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Missing File from Mix IDE Install Package for Windows

I tried to install the Mix IDE but MSVCR120.dll is missing from the install package and it won't run. Any ideas what else I could try?
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Truffle for Windows: I can't make it work

I've installed Truffle v3.2.1 for Windows. If I try to run: truffle console Could not find suitable configuration file. If I run: truffle create:contract MyContract I get nothing but command ...
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Error deploying Ethereum contract: The transaction from “Account Name” to undefined couldn't be successfully executed

I'm going through the tutorial in Ethereum website and trying to Deploy a contract to TESTNET, copied from the Ethereum page. When I deploy it, it errors out: "The transaction from Test Contract ...
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Mist 0.5.1 synchronization problem on Windows

I'm running Mist on Windows 10. I have been trying to download the blockchain since yesterday and the process is too slow and cumbersome. I switched off the firewall and I set the clock and I started ...
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How to install Solidity on Windows?

I've been following the tutorial at https://www.ethereum.org/greeter , but when it gets to the point of installing Solidity, it is apparently no longer maintained on chocolatey so that step doesn't ...
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Why downloading the Blockchain with GETH --fast is still very slow [duplicate]

My attempt to install Mist on my PC since May 16, 2017 failed miserably many times. Fact is, I am able to install the app no problem. The problem I have is that it just takes forever to download the ...
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Geth Account Creation

Hey guys I am new to the Ethereum and mostly cyrptocurrency mining world! I have a problem when trying to set up Geth using CMD It says that the command - "geth account new" is not working - Yes I ...
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Passwordless account and failed sends on Mist Wallet on Windows

Does Ethereum have any reliable Wallet software for sending/receiving ether on Windows? I saw that Mist Wallet was highly recommended so I tried it. It took 10 hours to start up (since it downloads ...
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Ethereum Wallet 0.5.2 >Confirm Encryption Loss> message when extracting zipped folder

Trying to download Ethereum Wallet 0.5.2 mist off github and I after downloading I click through folders and get the following message: This occurs when I attempt to extract the compressed folders. ...
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Not able to get admin.addPeer() run

I have installed ethereum(go-eth) in a folder named "blockchain". In that "blockchain" folder, i have 2 more folders, 'node2' and 'node3'. Step 1: I have used the following genesis.json file and ...
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Backslashes being removed and unable to set Solc in windows 10

I've installed Geth on win 10 and I'm trying to link solc but I'm not sure why the backslashes are being removed? How can I get past this error? > admin.setSolc("C:\Program Files\Ethereum\solc") ...
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How to fix missing cudart64_70.dll for ethminer?

I'm barely starting my main rig to mine. I installed Nvidia's latest CUDA 7.5, but when I run my ethminer batch file, it gives me an error: program can't start because cudart64_70.dll is missing I'...
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Error openning the Ethereum wallet win64 0-8-8 on Windows 10

I'm getting this error when opening the Ethereum Wallet x64 version 0.8.8 on Windows 10: And then I see this window: I don't see any log file, but i see below Information in Windows Event log ...
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Etherminer has stopped working

ethminer.exe -G -F poolurl/mywallet it stops working at Grabbing DAG for #deb. Mining is impossible...
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Geth and qtminer: 0 balance after 2 days with 3.2MH/s

I'm using Geth + QtMiner: qtminer.exe -s asia1.ethpool.org:3333 -u 0x37830e9f76198f82cdb81821a7a380c82e24b4f9.maplerichie -G --opencl-platform 1 My average hashrate is just around 3.2MH/s but ...
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Mist unable to send transactions?

I tried to send a small amount to a second account using mist however the transaction disappeared from my transaction list, and nothing showed up in my account. I believe the small amount was still ...
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Ethereum wallet stuck on loading

I have installed Ethereum Wallet and switch it to the Ropsten Testnet after first start, it synced all blocks. After restart I am trying to run it, but it stuck on loading splash. I am on Windows 7, ...
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How do I get Ethminer to work again?

THE PROBLEM I AM TRYING TO RESOLVE: ethminer.exe stops working when I execute the bat file below. It initially worked fine for about two weeks and then it stopped working. I have no idea why. I have ...
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Blockchain syncs in Mist, but not in Geth?

I'm trying to mine. When I try syncing in Geth, all my handshakes fail and I cannot add peers. My port 30303 is open and syncing still doesn't occur with the --nat=none flag. Mist syncs no problem. I'...
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Compile Smart Contract with Solidity on Windows 10

I wanted to use solidity within geth in Windows 10. I tried the compiled version that comes with Ethereum 1.0 but it has an issue mentioned in this thread. I'd like to get a new binary of a newer ...
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How can I install Ethereum on the Windows 10 Ubuntu Bash

Windows 10 new preview release includes the Ubuntu Bash. I would like to know if anybody has had some luck installing ethereum using the bash, and can provide details instructions. apt-get install ...
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MIX issues on Windows

I've been involved with Ethereum for few months and am getting really excited about the functionalities it offers. Actually I'm trying to develop some contracts and deploy on the blockchain. I use ...
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Can't enter any commands after starting eth on Windows

I'm running the eth client (0.9.41) on Windows 10 using the following command: eth --frontier -b -i as stated here. The program hangs and I'm not able to enter any commands. The last produced ...
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Parity on Windows 64bit Questions

Today I downloaded Parity for Windows. Start it with parity --author 0x9999999999999 --rpc --rpcaddr 192.x.x.1 --rpcport 8545. Then I have started ethminer ethminer -G -F 192.x.x.1:8545 When I go ...
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How to transfer the Ethereum blockchain to another user session?

My client was not syncing at all. I have installed a new wallet in another user session with new wallet addresses. Wallet 2 for user 2 on the same Windows 10 machine has downloaded the entire ...
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Unable to install web3 js for windows10

I am trying to install web3 using command npm install --save web3@1.0.0-beta.26 However, it is failing with error : verbose node v8.9.1 verbose npm v4.6.1 error code 128 error Command failed: ...
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Parity Windows slow sync despite --warp/latest vers etc

I run Parity (latest version) on Windows and the sync is super slow. I tried several flags proposed here aswell as the warp mode, although as i understand from teh FAQ this is default now any way?! ...
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How do you restore a wallet in Mist on OSX from a Windows backup?

In Mist on Windows I went to Accounts -> Backup -> Application Data, and backed up the Mist folder it pointed to. I assume this is backing up my wallet contracts, since Accounts -> Backup -> Accounts ...
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Can't open the wallet (Windows 10, 64 bit)

Only thing I have is an image saying Starting Ethereum node... If I quit and start it again it says: Couldn't start an Ethereum node! Are you already running a node Windows 10 64bit
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Console application for generating addresses and private keys

Is there a Windows console application that can generate addresses and private keys as output to the console window?
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Is it possible to mine Ethereum with the MultiMiner app?

Are there any pools that are compatible with MultiMiner? It can mine coins with Groestl,Keccak,Lyra 2RE,Neo Scrypt,Quark,Scrypt,Scrypt Jane,Scrypt N,SHA256,X11,X13,X14 and X15 algorithms and,while I ...
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How to I update to the latest wallet version (0.8.3) on Windows 10?

I've been using Ethereum for a while and have quite a bit invested so I think it would be wise to update to the latest version. I visited the GitHub page and downloaded the latest Windows installer ...
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Mist 0.8.1 crash under Windows 10

I've just downloaded Mist 0.8.1 under Windows 10 (fully up to date). It was working at first, but is now crashing after the sync. I followed these steps, maybe something here munged the preferences? ...
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Please enable network time synchronisation in system settings geth windows 8.1

I'm learning Ethereum and following this tutorial to setup private chain on local machine. All works fine, however when I try to run the node(s) it displaying me an warring Please enable network time ...
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Unable to install Truffle - Command Not Found

I am unable to install Truflle on my Windows 10. I am running latest versions of npm and node. I have tried uninstalling and then reinstalling but it still doesn't work. I have installed Truffle ...
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Setting up an Ethereum Light Wallet

I want to set up an Ethereum LIGHT Wallet (because I mainly don't want to keep the system running for a week or so to get the blockchain on my computer) on my Windows7 system. Therefore I found a ...
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How to switch to --node-light in Windows app without losing wallet?

After figuring out how to add geth --light option by adding --node-light to windows shortcut, i'm facing a new problem - apparently switching requires to reimport the wallet, and it expects a .json ...