A 64-bit OS is highly recommended. At the time of writing (July 2014), 4 GB of RAM should be sufficient, and 45 GB of disk space is required to store the blockchain (growing at ~260 MB per day).
The official 32-bit binaries have been reported to work only with PAE enabled. More info here.
If you prefer to just move to a 64-bits Windows, here’s a tutorial.
Assume your 32-bit wallet file name is “wallet.bin” (adjust this instruction for other name accordingly)
Backup your wallet.bin.* files.
Delete ALL Monero files from your computer.
Download 64-bit Monero zip & […]
Why is Monero not user-friendly like most other cryptocurrencies? Why is there no official XMR GUI wallet?
Actually, as the time have passed, the Monero team developed the official GUI wallet:
It looks very nice in comparison to the majority of other cryptocurrencies official wallets.
Official GUI Wallet is available here.
Information about several available GUI wallets can be found on the GUI wallet bounty thread here. Several unofficial GUI wallets are available:
Qt GUI (Cross-platform) by Neozaru
Windows GUI by Jojatekok
lightWallet by jwinterm (avoids running the daemon on your machine, still not as light as SPV, see question above)
No. You can use any available light wallets out there:
This is due to many small inputs (dust) to the address such as from mining to it. The solution is to split up the transaction and send smaller amounts.
This problem has mainly been mitigated by the pools updating their software to not payout dust amounts.
Monero blockchain uses too much RAM, is filling up my hard drive, etc. / What’s up with all the bloat?
The privacy features in Monero do come at a certain cost of an increased blockchain size which is around 45GB right now.
That said, the codebase is very much alpha stage at the moment, and currently, there is absolutely no compression of the blockchain data. This is one of the main priorities for the dev team […]
Short version – yes. Long version – Each wallet currently holds a single address. To have multiple addresses, you’ll be creating and executing multiple wallets (one per address).
Note: Multiple wallets cannot be running concurrently on a given system. Non-experienced users are strongly advised to not attempt running multiple wallets.
Keep in mind this is a file, so anyone with the file could view your balance – and a file can be stolen too.
This is not necessary with Monero, you only ever need one receiving address. A new receiving address is created automatically for every transaction, inside the program.