Mining Monero on Windows is easy with WinXMR. Mining can be done on both CPU and GPU hardware on any version of Windows.
Get a Monero Wallet
You can also use a Monero address at an exchange, or any other wallet you prefer.
Once you have configured a wallet, get your Monero address. Here is an example of a Monero address:
WinXMR works on any version of Windows and automatically updates itself. Just download and run our installer.
All anti-virus programs now detect cryptocurrency miners as malware. There isn’t anything we can do about this and you’ll need to disable your antivirus if you have a problem.
You can follow Microsoft’s instructions here to exclude a folder from security scanning. The folder to exclude would typically be: C:\Users\<your user name>\AppData\Local\WinXmr\
The only two required fields are the Monero Address and Email fields. You can also check the Background Mode box to run the miner at 75% speed which may keep your computer more stable.
There are also advanced settings available by clicking the “Advanced” button in the title bar.
Here you can choose to mine with only CPU or GPU, and you can optionally switch your mining pool to SupportXMR instead of the default Nanopool.
Your settings will be saved, and you can just click “Start” to begin mining.
Both of these are excellent, trustworthy pools.
Data will begin to show up on the pool sites after mining for about an hour.
By default, Nanopool will send a payment to your Monero address when your balance reaches 1XMR. You can lower this payout threshold to 0.3XMR in your Nanopool page.
WinXMR is still an early release and may have bugs. If you think you have hit an issue with the software or just need help setting it up please visit our support page