How can I verify the SHA256 hash published for the official 0.10.3 release matches the file that I downloaded for Windows, 64-bit?

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Windows also has a built-in command-line tool to check hashes.

First, using Windows Explorer, navigate to the folder to which you downloaded monero-win-x64-v0.10.3.0.zip.

Then, shift + right-click somewhere on the background (don't select any files) and select Open command window here.

You'll be presented with the console which will start in the same working folder so it'll make the following steps easier.

Then, command:

certutil -hashfile monero-win-x64-v0.10.3.0.zip SHA256

You'll see an output like:

SHA256 hash of file monero-win-x64-v0.10.3.0.zip:
37 a5 7d 1b e8 1b 61 19 ac 06 d3 f6 37 b4 c5 6f c6 25 f3 e7 90 f3 49 1c 1b dc a4 d6 29 02 bf 13
CertUtil: -hashfile command completed successfully.

which you can compare against the one published on getmonero.org


Download and install the Quick Hash GUI

Open the program, select SHA256 then select file and find monero-win-x64-v0.10.3.0.zip in your downloads folder If you receive the following output you will know that the hash matches the GPG signed message listing the correct SHA256 sums



With Powershell Get-FileHash cmdlet:

PS> Get-FileHash monero-win-x64-v0.10.3.0.zip -Algorithm SHA256

The full check could be:

PS> '37a57d1be81b6119ac06d3f637b4c56fc625f3e790f3491c1bdca4d62902bf13' -eq 
>> (Get-FileHash monero-win-x64-v0.10.3.0.zip -Algorithm SHA256 | 
>> Select-Object -ExpandProperty Hash)

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