Enable automatic login

When using Awesome Miner Remote Agent application, with automatic start, Windows must still be configured for automatic login. Applications configured for automatic startup will not start until the user login to Windows.

  1. Enable automatic login to Windows by pressing Windows Key + R to open the Run dialog.
  2. Type netplwiz and press Enter
  3. Uncheck "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" and click Apply. Now you will be prompted to enter the account information for the automatic login.

Increase virtual memory

Most mining software requires at least 16 GB virtual memory

  1. Open Control Panel and go to System
  2. Select Advanced system settings
  3. Click the Settings button in the Performance section
  4. Select the Advanced tab
  5. Click the Change button in the Virtual memory section
  6. Define at least 16 GB virtual memory size

Change power plan

Windows must be configured to not put the mining computer to sleep

  1. Open Control Panel and go to Power Options
  2. In the Additional plans section, select High performance and then Change plan settings.
  3. Set all options to Never
  4. Save the changes

Terminate crashed mining software

In some environments when mining software (for example ccminer) is crashing, Windows will show a crash dialog where the user can click Close to terminate the mining process.

Windows should be configured to not show those crash dialogs. They are preventing the process from exiting and it will still be considered running by both Windows and Awesome Miner. Follow these instructions to disable. After the configuration change, Awesome Miner will detect it as a crash and simply restart the mining process.

Install prerequisites for mining software

Ccminer and EWBF miner requires Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013
Dstm Miner requires Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2015

Additional considerations

  • Disable Windows Update