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Installing on Windows


Tested on Windows 10 and Windows 11

This page contains instructions for installing the Zond node on Windows.

Downloading binaries

The Zond node & PoS validator are available as pre-compiled binaries for some operating systems. The latest releases can be seen and downloaded from the go-zond releases page and qrysm releases page on GitHub.

Building from Source


The Zond node requires the following dependencies to be installed:

*This dependency to be removed in the future.

The following commands should be entered separately, line-by-line, in Windows Command Prompt (i.e. cmd.exe)

Clone the Zond repositories

git clone
git clone

Build go-zond (the Execution Engine) with Golang v1.21 or later

cd go-zond
go build .\cmd\gzond
copy gzond.exe ..\
cd ..

Ensure Golang v1.20 is available to build the Consensus Engine

go install
go1.20 download

Build qrsym (Consensus Engine) with Golang v1.20

cd qrysm
go1.20 build -o ../qrysmctl.exe ./cmd/qrysmctl
go1.20 build -o ../beacon-chain.exe ./cmd/beacon-chain
go1.20 build -o ../validator.exe ./cmd/validator