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Where is the blockchain saved, in windows?

On Windows the blockchain is stored in C:\ProgramData\bitmonero\lmdb. It's a hidden folder, but if you simply copy paste aforementioned path into your Windows explorer it will go to it. The folder ...
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How do I save the Monero blockchain to another hard drive?

In addition to pebx's answer, note that the default directory on Windows is %programdata%\bitmonero at least in v10.0. Move this entire directory to drive of your choosing and then run the command ...
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Windows or Linux for Monero

As someone who runs both Windows and Linux, I'd say that there is no bad choice but there certainly are better ones for specific use cases. Casual use: Windows - no need to dual boot or learn a new ...
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How do you convert the Monero blockchain from Linux to Windows?

As far as I know, the current blockchain is compatible across different operating system as long as they have the same "amount of bits", i.e., 64 bit to 64 bit systems or 32 bit to 32 bit systems ...
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Compiling GUI from source differences by OS

There is no publicly available reason as far as I know, but compiling on Windows is usually a bit more difficult to compiling on OSX and certainly on Linux. However, Ilya Kitaev has provided Windows ...
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Windows or Linux for Monero

That's a pretty broad question... If you just want to run a full node, I would recommend some (small) VPS on Linux, since even 20GB of storage space will be enough and you will be able to run it with ...
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Should I run my Monero Node on Linux, Windows or macOS / OS X?

If you run the provided binaries, it should be the same on all platforms, whereas if you plan to build from source, it's easier to use docker. I find it easier to use docker on linux over windows ...
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How to configure my computer to mine when not in use in Windows?

That's easy on a windows machine by adding it as a windows-service and the solution can be tailored for different systems.
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Can I set up the GUI or daemon to use a non-standard blockchain location in Windows?

On Windows, this can actually be done fairly simply. These options are slightly technical, but not terribly difficult, and only have to be done once. There are a couple quick ways. Option 1 - Make ...
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How can i sweep out a whole wallet to another address?

sweep_all sends all outputs to the address you specify. However, 0.003315200000 is smaller than the smallest fee, so it is not actually spendable by itself, you'd need other outputs to increase the ...
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How do I build Monero for Windows from source?

It is much harder to compile software for Windows than it is for GNU/Linux or MacOSX. Instructions do exist in one of Ilya Kitaev's GitHub forks, but they haven't been merged yet at time of writing. ...
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How do I save the Monero blockchain to another hard drive?

Just move the data directory to the other hard drive and then launch monerod with the --data-dir flag from command line: monerod.exe --data-dir D:\desired\path\to\your\blockchain
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Do you get a faster hashrate mining with Linux?

You can't say in general, since it depends on too many factors like exact hardware configuration, OS distribution and version, driver version eg. From my experience, you will get slightly better ...
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Monero daemon causes 100% disk utilization on Windows with new wallet install.

While syncing the blockchain, the Monero daemon generates a lot of disk IO calls to create its database, and HDDs are pretty slow at that compared to SSDs. I'm not sure if there's a reliable way to ...
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How can I verify the SHA256 hash of 0.10.3 “Wolfram Warptangent” on Windows?

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 ...
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Moving LMDB from Laptop to SBC?

It might work. Edit: As per hyc's comment, it will work fine. You can safely try as it would properly trigger an error. Here is a detailled answer.
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How to configure my computer to mine when not in use in Windows?

There is nothing out ATM but here's how you would go about making one. Here's what would need to be done for that script/program; It would need to start on boot (simple) It would need to detect when ...
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Should I run my Monero Node on Linux, Windows or macOS / OS X?

The easiest to use would probably be Windows, where all you need to do is download the .zip, extract it, and then run bitmonero.exe. It will take a little while to sync with the network on any OS (...
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How to configure my computer to mine when not in use in Windows?

you can use windows Task Scheduler to create a Task, and one of the conditions can be "on idle". http://imgur.com/XOJ5NlT edit: i tried this and it does not work. the task never triggers to start.
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If I download a monero client for windows - am I running a full node?

a. I'll be running a full node ? Yes. You won't necessarily be acting in the same capacity as other nodes though. At first, you'll only have outgoing connections, meaning your node is reaching out ...
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How do I, on Windows, generate a Ledger Monero wallet with the CLI and subsequently use it in the GUI?

The GUI is now able to directly generate a Ledger Monero wallet. Thus, please see this Q&A: How do I generate a Ledger Monero wallet with the GUI (monero-wallet-gui)? We first have to ensure ...
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How to convert Ledger seed to Monero compatible seed on Windows?

Note: Entering your seed on your computer can potentially expose it to malware if your computer is compromised. First step is to download Git for Windows. Go to gitforwindows.org and use the ...
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Windows or Linux for Monero

Why use one software when you can utilise Virtual machines on existing software that you are currently running. I personally use oracle VM VirtualBox (no affiliation just my software that I use). ...
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How do you convert the Monero blockchain from Linux to Windows?

The current LMDB blockchain is compatible across operating systems. Just copy the files and use them directly. The new one in 0.10 is also compatible across 32/64 bit architectures. That is, the ...
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How can I verify the SHA256 hash of 0.10.3 “Wolfram Warptangent” on Windows?

With Powershell Get-FileHash cmdlet: PS> Get-FileHash monero-win-x64-v0.10.3.0.zip -Algorithm SHA256 The full check could be: PS> '...
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How can I verify the SHA256 hash of 0.10.3 “Wolfram Warptangent” on Windows?

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 ...
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Can I set up the GUI or daemon to use a non-standard blockchain location in Windows?

Another option is using a symbolic link, in Windows it's done with the mklink command: First make sure monero gui (and daemon) are stopped. Move the lmdb folder from C:\ProgramData\bitmonero to its ...
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GUI on Windows 10 x64 with high DPI screen

This is a known issue that has been reported a week ago and not yet fixed.
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why is the RPC version mismatched?

Did you follow the instructions noted in the answer to this question? How do I use a computer with a wallet to access a headless node at my home? I notice you mentioned --daemon-address as opposed ...
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