How to Mine ZenCash on a Windows PC

1. If you have Nvidia cards, you will need to download the EWBF miner here. I like the EWBF miner the best; it’s what I’m using on my nvOC rigs and my gaming rig.

mining with windows

2. When you open up the folder you can see a couple different files. Copy the start file (or whatever pool you’re getting into) and make a new one. This is what you will edit. 

3. Now go to the Connect page on Scroll down to the Configure miner for ZEN section.


zencash miner configuration


5. Right click your copied start file to edit it. Input your information in the bracketed sections below:

Miner --server [insert server here] --user [your wallet address here.worker_name_here/your_email] --pass [password here] --port [port number here]

You can find your port number below:

  • port 3057 – vardiff
  • port 3059 – diff 8196 for single card
  • port 3060 – diff 16384 for 2-4 videocard
  • port 3061 – diff 32768 for big rigs

6. Save and then double click the file to start it. At this point, you should see a screen like this:

mining screen 1


7. I also like to right-click and send to desktop and create a shortcut so I can easily open this again.

8. If you decide you want to mine to a different pool, just change the same settings in the appropriate file.

And it’s that easy! Is it your first time mining? Let me explain a little more about what your screen says.

Your screen explained:

mining screen explained

For a full video review, watch here:

There’s a lot more to learn about ZenCash. If you’d like to learn more, check out some of the following links and stay tuned for more ZenCash related posts:

ZenCash Website

ZenCash Blog

ZenCash on Bitcointalk

ZenCash on YouTube

ZenCash on Reddit

ZenCash on Facebook

ZenCash Slack

9 thoughts on “How to Mine ZenCash on a Windows PC

  • October 9, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    Hi, I am currently mining zcash. I wanted switch one of my rigs to zencash but i can not get the any of the software I downloaded to work. I have windows 10 with 6 1080ti 8gb GPU’s. Please help? thanks

  • October 31, 2017 at 3:00 am


    If you have a running rig, what software are you successfully using? I have experience with NVOC and ethosdistro on Linux and of course the EWBF miner that runs on Windows 10 as indicated in this video?

  • November 23, 2017 at 1:40 am

    I’m running ZEN mining with 4 x 1060 cards, but I’ve been getting:

    CUDA: Device : 0 (or all the GPUS) Thread exited with code: 4 <<It's confirmed 4 not 46
    Error: Looks like GPU are stopped. Restart Attempt
    CUDA: Device : 0 (or all the GPUS) User selected solver: 0
    CUDA: Device : 0 (or all the GPUS) Thread exited with code: 46

    Any advice?

  • December 24, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    6 card 1070ti and 1080 mix running windows 10 64 bit.. I use a wireless asus usb wifi adapter.. USB-AC53Nano. Because I run my rigs out in the shed and have no wires out there. Way out there. But I did get power out there and will one day have Cat 5 out there. But for now just wifi. Runs great on windows. I want to try SMOS but no wifi drivers setup… Any idea how to fix… or load divers….

    • December 25, 2017 at 10:09 am

      Cant’t help with WIFI under Linux – have you tried simply running under Windows and using DSTM miner?


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