Roslyn's Windows Staking Guide


:card_file_box: | open the box and unpackage a Windows 10 computer.
:recycle: | peel off the stickers.
:eye: | put the sticker over the camera.
:computer: | turn on the brand new computer.
:stopwatch: | set the time zone and language.
:globe_with_meridians: | connect to a password protected wireless Internet.
:bell: | accept the HP & Microsoft User-Agreement.
:mag: | select custom install and uncheck all boxes. Or else HP & Windows collect keystrokes. | ๐Ÿ•ฑ
:old_key: | make a memorable laptop login password and retype the password.
:gear:.| turn off Windows Updates, to never interrupt staking.
:gear:.| replace the task bar pins with On-Screen Keyboard and File Explorer.
:gear:.| open Task Manager and stop some programs running from the Startup tab.
:gear:.| open Control Panel and uninstall programs not needed.
:gear:.| set clock to 24-hour in Control Panelโ†’ Change date and time formats. Change h to H.
:gear:.| open Appearance and Personalization, make text larger for a larger wallet text-size. | ๐Ÿ—š
:gear:.| open Power Options and change when the lid closes to Do nothing.
โญฏ | restart the laptop and login with the login password.
โŽ˜ | copy the latest PIVX wallet version and PIVX Daily Snapshot to the laptop via usb.
:anchor: | install the wallet; the program starts automatically after.
:top: | gracefully exit the wallet. (File โ†’ Exit) or Ctrl+Q. Donโ€™t click X to exit or it could corrupt blocks.
:link: | download the new snapshot to bootstrap the wallet
๐Ÿ–ฐ | right click, extract the zipped folders: blocks, chains, sporks, zerocoin.
๐Ÿ—€ | move and replace๐Ÿ—‘ the four unzipped folders in PIVX directory. | ๐Ÿ——
๐Ÿ— | open the default directory: C:\Users\ computername \Appdata\Roaming\PIVX
:moneybag: | move in a wallet.dat. Or send to an address from Receive tab. Or importprivate keys in the debug.
๐Ÿ–ฐ | right click, make a shortcut of the default directory moved onto the desktop. | โŽŒ
๐Ÿ–ฐ | right click, make a shortcut of the pivx-qt onto the desktop for easy access. | โŽŒ
๐Ÿ–ฎ | rename the pivx-qt Desktop Shortcut to the version number. Example: 3.1.1
๐Ÿ—– | restart the wallet and wait for the blue check.
:abc: | unlock wallet with checked box โ€œFor anonimization and staking only.โ€ wait for the green circle.
:lock: | press Win+L to lock the computer immediately.
:electric_plug: | close the laptop lid with wifi or ethernet connected and the power plugged into a surge protector.
๐Ÿ—— | run Discord with PIVX wallet staking. installed via usb.
:spider_web: | never browse the Internet, keeping it sanitized from Windows Malware. |:spider:
:link: | make a Discord account just for the staking laptop. PIVX:
๐Ÿ—ซ | use Discord to ask any question at any hour. seek assistance in the #support. | #
๐Ÿ–ฐ | right click User Settings at the bottom left corner.
๐Ÿ–ฐ | right click on Games โ†’ Not seeing your game? โ€˜Add it!โ€™
๐Ÿ–ฐ | right click on โ€˜Walletโ€™ in Discord, rename it PIVX.


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Hi @Roslyn

Excellent post, very informative and practical!

since you give very direct information!

Thank you very much for taking the time to do it! Iโ€™m sure many people will appreciate having this information at hand