How to setup xmr-stak pool mining on Windows

This article will show you how to install and run xmr-stak and setup pool mining of cryptonote-based coin on Windows in no time.

Requirements

Mining Pool

Cryptocurrency Supported

* Using “monero” mode

  • Monero
  • Electroneum
  • Intensecoin
  • Sumokoin
  • Bytecoin

* Using “aeon” mode

  • Aeon

Please note that this is not an endorsement nor a complete list.

Installation Steps

1. Download the xmr-stak binary:

CPU/x86, AMD-GPU and NVIDIA-GPU

2. Extract and run xmr-stak.exe

It will ask you for some input:

Please enter:
– Currency: ‘monero’ or ‘aeon’
monero
– Pool address: e.g. pool.usxmrpool.com:3333
mining_pool
– Username (wallet address or pool login):
email_or_wallet
– Password (mostly empty or x):
x
– Does this pool port support TLS/SSL? Use no if unknown. (y/N)
n
– Do you want to use nicehash on this pool? (y/n)
n
– Do you want to use multiple pools? (y/n)
n

The miner will run after successful configuration. Answer y to the nicehash question if its supported.

Note: In the event you want to change the pool address and wallet address, just edit config.txt and edit the corresponding field. Save and relaunch xmr-stak.exe to activate changes.

You can check your earnings on your selected mining pool website.

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