How to mine DERO with CPU on Windows

Joshy
Joshy
Feb 25, 2020 · 5 min read

With the upcoming hard fork for DERO on on block 4550555, March 7,2020. ~0200-GMT to support CPU mining we have put together a guide for the easiest way to mine DERO on your own PC.

We will set this up using the remote server only. If you wish to run your own node and mine locally please visit https://medium.com/deroproject/install-a-full-dero-node-with-stats-the-easy-way-b8997347ed9e to set up local node.

First you will need some pre-requisites

DERO Wallet: https://wallet.dero.io/

DERO Address (We do not recommend mining direct to an exchange address)

Step 1

Download binaries here: https://github.com/deroproject/derosuite/releases/tag/AstroBWT

For 32 bit Windows please download: dero_windows_x86_2.2.0–0.Atlantis.Astrobwt+22022020.zip (**or latest version**)

For 64 bit Windows please download: dero_windows_amd64_2.2.0–0.Atlantis.Astrobwt+22022020.zip (**or latest version**)

To check which system you are running please go to System information in Windows and it will be under `System Type`

Step 2

Create a folder on your PC where you wish to store the miner

Step 3

Extract all files to the folder you have created. You will need either 7-zip, Win Rar or similar to extract the files .

Step 3

Enable file extensions by following this guide

Windows 10:

  1. Open File Explorer; if you do not have an icon for this in the task bar; click Start, click Windows System, and then File Explorer.
  1. Click the View tab in File Explorer
  1. Click the box next to File name extensions to see file extensions
  2. Click the box next to Hidden items to see hidden files
  3. Close File Explorer if you wish

Windows 8:

  1. On the Start menu screen start typing “Control”
  2. When you see Control Panel under Apps, click it
  1. If you are in the Category view, click the drop down menu and choose either Large icons or Small icons
  1. Open Folder Options
  2. Click on the View tab at the top of the dialog box
  • To see file extensions, uncheck Hide file extensions for known file types
  • To see hidden files and folders, select Show hidden files, folders, and drives
  1. Click OK

Windows 7

  1. Click Start and open the Control Panel
  2. If you are in the Category view, click the drop down menu and choose either Large icons or Small icons
  3. Open Folder Options
  4. Click on the View tab at the top of the dialog box
  • To see file extensions, uncheck Hide file extensions for known file types
  • To see hidden files and folders, select Show hidden files, folders, and drives
  1. Click OK

Step 4

Download the Minerx.bat file from here:

32 bit systems: https://mega.nz/#!k85zBaJQ!PZepaUO2oWbGiFF7xR1wyugmL5IQFvdiEMlU973d4zE

64 bit systems: https://mega.nz/#!U0h1Eaib!_h8EcgErrQePxa-DDxtX8lXhCZj5Um1ZJNMZ6hV3h54

Step 5

Copy the minerx.bat file to the same folder you have saved the miner

Step 6

Right click on the minerx.bat file and edit with notepad or similar

Step 7

Remove (insert DERO Address here)

Step 7

Insert DERO address and click file and save then exit the notepad

Step 7

Double click the minerx.bat file and it will open a window you are now mining DERO.

If you have any issues please join the DERO Discord and post issues in #technical

More About AstroBWT
https://github.com/deroproject/astrobwt

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Want to get a full node up and running more quickly? Download the latest binaries and snapshots at: https://blockchain.dero.network

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