Windows Node – Setting up Windows mining

In this video, I will show you how to add
a new worker and set up the minerstat Windows Node software
for mining on Windows. First, let’s add a new worker
to your minerstat dashboard. Workers can be added, removed, and managed
from the workers’ list. Navigate to [Management] and then click on [Workers]. Then click [Add new worker] button. Now, you will have to name your first worker. You can use lowercase and uppercase letters, numbers, dash, and underscore, but the length of the worker’s name
should not exceed 15 characters. Select a name that will help you
easily distinguish between your other workers, for example, Rig-001. Next, select the type, which can in your case
be either Nvidia or AMD, depending on your hardware. Please do note that we officially don’t support
rigs that mix Nvidia and AMD cards even though you might get it to work. Then select the system,
which is in your case Windows. You can optionally enter additional
groups or locations for your worker. Type and system groups
like Nvidia, AMD, msOS, and Windows will be automatically added to the worker. If you, for example, want to distinguish
between all RX 580 and RX 560 GPU rigs, you can use groups RX580 and RX560. Enter the selected group name and press
[Space] or [Enter] to confirm the group, like this. Click on [Add worker] and your worker will
be added to your minerstat dashboard. If this is your first worker,
you will be automatically redirected to the worker’s profile with installation instructions. If not, you can click on
the worker’s name or eye icon on the right to enter the worker’s profile. Here you can see your access key, worker’s name
and button that will download the software. Click on the button [Download Windows Node]. You will be met with the thank you page
and your download will start. Alternatively, you can also download Windows Node
from the main minerstat website, where the installer version
and portable ZIP version are available. It will take up to 30 seconds for
Windows Node to be downloaded and when it is, you can run the installer. If your rig isn’t prepared for mining yet,
you might need to add a few exceptions to your Windows Defender or antivirus. If you don’t know how to do this,
you can find the links to the instructions in the description of the video. Follow the steps in the installer,
read all the terms and EULA, and install Windows Node on your Windows rig. When you are finished with the installation,
run minerstat application, which can be found on your desktop. Windows Node software will open
and ask for the access key and worker’s name. Enter your access key and the worker’s name,
which you can find on the worker’s profile page. Keep in mind that both the access key and
the worker’s name are case sensitive. Optionally, you can also select to automatically start
Windows Node on Windows start. Click on the [Login] button to enter the software. If everything was done correctly, Windows Node will
download the required mining clients and you will be able to see your worker
online on the dashboard shortly. The worker will start mining to a demo configuration,
which I will show how to change in the next video.

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