Yes you read that subject line correctly! My release candidate for command line Windows Zcash (requires 64 bit Windows 7 or newer) is at:
You need to manually download the proving keys into:
which is normally
They are on my mirror of them on the fast Amazon CloudFront CDN at:
And create a zcash.conf file in:
%AppData%\Zcash\ which is normally at
For what to put in your zcash.conf, its the same as for linux in the User Guide. If you want to see the fun splash screen output, you need to launch zcashd.exe usering Powershell with showmetrics activated in your zcash.conf or on the command line, like so:
.\zcashd.exe -showmetrics=1 -daemon=0
HOWEVER, use cmd.exe, not Powershell, for sending transactions with zcash-cli.exe, or the quoting is even more esoteric than normal! If you use cmd.exe it is the same as for linux as shown in the User Guide.
Its been a long slog working on this since October of last year with input and help from lots of people in the Zcash and Zclassic communities along the way, but we’re finally running on Windows. All-in-one installer with GUI wallet coming soon!
And we’re STILL short on rent, which is due today! I do NOT have a day job, and just 5 ZEC (or equivalent in btc or $$$) will cover what I’m short, donation addresses are at: