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Bitcoin mining software on Windows 10 is really easy to install and mine with. Windows 10 is the newest and most recently updated OS from Microsoft, and the drivers and compatibility for various GUI mining software are probably the best in the mining business.
Being the newest and with most recent updates makes it a top choice for Bitcoin and Crypto mining in 2019. Even though stats are showing Windows 7 is the most used Windows OS at the moment, I’ve already discussed why bitcoin mining on Windows 7 may end up soon.
With all of the above in mind, mining on Windows 10 does deserve to be explained. Luckily for you, this post is long mostly because there are plenty of options available. In fact, no other operating system allows as many mining options as Windows 10, and it is also the easiest to get started.
So how do you start mining Bitcoin on Windows 10?
First of all, you need to have Windows 10 installed on your PC. If you already have it, feel free to skip to the next section. If not, there are plenty of ways to install it. Those on Windows 7, Windows 8, or 8.1 can probably upgrade without losing any of your setups. Otherwise, you need to download an installation, boot it up, and install it on your PC.
If you need help, there are plenty of videos and tutorials that explain how you can download and upgrade or install Windows 10 from scratch. There are plenty of ways to do it, however, this information is so freely available that there is no need to cover it here. We’ll have enough fun with Bitcoin mining software for Windows 10:
How to install mining software on Windows 10?
Once you have your Windows 10 up and running, you can proceed to the best part- installing the software that will mine Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
Installing the mining software is very easy and takes minutes- that’s what makes it so easy to mine on Windows 10. In order to get the download files, you can check the various software located here.
Take some time to read and check screenshots of each app available, then download the one you like the most and think will work the best on your PC. All of the mining apps located there will work just fine on your Windows 10, but each of them comes with its pros and cons.
The list is ordered in my personal preference, according to my experience and needs. Keep that in mind but make a decision for yourself. You should choose the mining software based on your own mining hardware and preferences. I like Kryptex the most, but you may like and benefit more from Cudo Miner.
Test as many mining apps as possible
If I was you, I would test all of them. In fact, that’s what I did many times, but with my own hardware. Since installation and configuration are so easy for each of them, I suggest you test as many of them as possible.
Testing them all or as many will allow you to get a better picture and choose your mining software for Windows 10 wisely. You’ll spend 1 hour testing all 7 of them, which is nothing compared to the years that you’ll hopefully spend on mining.
Hope this makes sense since it is pretty important. Choosing the wrong software for your mining hardware will have a solid impact on your earnings. With profit being one of the ultimate goals in mining, you should choose the most profitable application to mine with.
If you want to test additional mining software, you should go for it even though I don’t have the videos for those at the moment. Just go to the Windows mining software page, read a bit about it and get the installation files.
The process of installation is very similar to the installation of the apps covered in the videos above. You should be able to install any app without any problems, as long as you know how to install an ordinary app like an audio player or office suite.
If not, don’t wait for those videos to come out. Feel free to write a comment and I’ll try to help if possible.
You have Windows 10 up and running, and you also have the mining apps installed. Any further steps required?
Hardware drivers on Windows 10
Windows 10 does really well with driver updates, and the chances are you’re probably already well equipped. This is especially the case with newer AMD and Nvidia graphics cards that are used for mining on home PCs.
If you don’t want to wait for the updates to run on your PC, or you think you can do better, you can check the official driver pages of your hardware.
You should be able to find them as easy as going to Google and searching for “(Your hardware model) drivers”. Another option you have is to go to the official driver pages for AMD or Nvidia, which have drivers for all of their models.
Drivers do have an impact on hardware performance, so you should make sure that you have drivers suitable for mining. Going with the latest ones is usually a good choice, although your specific hardware may work better with a not-so-latest one, or a driver made specifically for mining performance.
Drivers ARE important when it comes to mining, so you should spend some time testing or researching what drivers are best for your mining hardware. Similar to different mining apps, different drivers can make a solid difference.
Conclusion on mining apps for Windows 10
Once you’re done with drivers, you’ll have it all wrapped up. Windows 10, mining software, and proper drivers are all you need to start mining.
I hope this article has helped you find the best Bitcoin mining software on Windows 10. As pointed before, there are several great mining apps that you can use on your home or gaming PC. Besides the ones mentioned before, this website features a Cryptotab Browser, Computta, and MinerGate.
To be honest, I believe the first four are more used nowadays. Still, these three also work perfectly fine on Windows 10, and they are all good GUI mining apps.
I don’t like repeating, but I’ll make an exception this time, as I can’t think of any better conclusion- be smart and test as many mining apps on your Windows 10 as possible. It’s the best way to pick the right mining software for your future mining operation.