Download the auto-updating installer for Windows 7, 8.1 and 10
Mining ETH on Windows can be easy and profitable if you have appropriate hardware. The best hardware is a Gaming PC equipped with one or more high-end video cards. Mining is not feasible on low-end video cards or machines without dedicated video cards.
Step 1: Hardware
You need to have a dedicated GPU (video card) with at least 3GB of memory for mining Ethereum.
For older PC’s or CPU mining, try our new WinXMR miner.
Install the latest drivers for your video cards.
- For AMD Radeon cards install the latest drivers from AMD then enable ‘compute’ mode with these instructions.
- For nVidia cards simply install the latest drivers from nVidia.
Nvidia 1060 and 1080 cards are good choices which are readily available for purchase. Radeon RX 480 and 580 cards are also very popular.
A single PC may have up to twelve of these graphics cards installed.
Step 2: Wallet
Before you can mine Ethereum you must have a wallet for ETH to be transferred to after mining. ETH will be transferred to your wallet after your profits exceed 0.1ETH (or your configured payout amount).
You can send mining rewards to any valid Ethereum address. If you do not yet have an Ethereum wallet, we recommend Jaxx.IO.
Regardless of how you create your wallet, you will end up with a wallet address that looks like this:
This is the address you will use when mining to receive your payouts, which you can then transfer to other currencies whenever you would like.
Step 3: Install WinEth
WinEth is our Windows miner which uses your video card to process Ethereum transactions, and in turn receive rewards. When you run the application it will attempt to discover your video cards. If it finds compatible cards you can enter your wallet address and leave it running to earn Ethereum. After a few hours the Nanopool link provided in the application should show your account on Nanopool to monitor your profits and payouts.
WinEth is available for 64-bit Windows machines (Windows 7, 8.1, 10), download by clicking below:
After downloading, run wineth-setup.exe
WinEth will install and launch automatically.
Enter your Ethereum wallet address and choose options
Run Only When Idle will start the miner when the machine has been idle for 10 minutes, and stop mining whenever you use the machine.
Background Mode will run the mining at a dramatically reduced power. You will make less money but you can leave mining running with less impact to the performance of your computer.
Now you are ready to mine
Press Start and forget about it. You can check your earnings after a few hours by clicking the “Click Here To View Payout Status” link. Accurate estimates will display in NanoPool after 6 hours.
- Check our Support page to join our Discord chat
- Learn about supported video cards
- Bypass the Windows Login screen to start mining after a reboot
You can also reference this YouTube video on how to use WinEth: