Windows Guides

FAH installation – For a video demonstration please CLICK HERE, For a picture step by step guide on how to setup FAH on you Windows machine CLICK HERE, For a text bullet step by step guide please CLICK HERE
Remote access from LAN – For a video demonstration please CLICK HERE, For a picture guide please CLICK HERE, For a text bullet guide please CLICK HERE

FAH step by step installation guide for Windows

  • For a video guide please CLICK HERE, For a picture step by step guide please CLICK HERE
  • Step 1. Go to http://folding.stanford.edu the Stanford Folding@home website
  • Step 2. Click the Download button at the top of the page
  • Step 3. A pop up will appear and simply click the download button
  • Step 4. Install the program accepting the following Windows prompts
  • Step 5. A new window will pop up, this is the actual basic configuration windows. It should have a prompt that looks like this. Make sure you select “Set up an identity” then click Start Folding
  • Step 6. Now you need to setup your donor name, team, and passkey. You will need to obtain a Counterwallet address before doing this. Please CLICK HERE to follow this tutorial for getting a Counterwallet if you haven’t already got one. There are multiple ways in which you can create a donor name. Pick which ever one of the following, each has its own unique qualities:
    • 6a. All tokens – With the above mentioned Merged Folding concept, should you want to receive any coin that is built on the platform, simply use “_ALL_” and you will receive any token that gets added to the list in the future. Your donor name should be modeled as such:

      “AnyUsername_ALL_CounterwalletAddress”

    • 6b. Merged Folding – FoldingCoin Inc. is creating a platform in which other coins from other Dev teams will distribute their tokens in a similar way that FLDC is. PLEASE READ HERE for more information on this. You can now receive FLDC and your choice of any coin found ON THIS LIST. We are calling this “merged folding”. You will simply replace the “_FLDC_” with the alternative tokens symbol. Your donor name should be modeled as such:

      “AnyUsername_TOKEN_CounterwalletAddress”

    • 6c. Username Folding – In this style, you will receive only FLDC and you can be on any team that you desire. So if you have had a long standing relation with another Folding community, you do not have to leave that community. Your donor name should be modeled as such:

      “AnyUsername_FLDC_CounterwalletAddress”

    • 6d. Basic Folding – This is the original folding format and is still supported today. This format strictly requires your Counterwallet address ONLY. The other limitation to this is you MUST be on team 226728. You cannot be on other teams and do this format. Your donor name should be modeled as such:

      “CounterwalletAddress”

    • Step 7. Now you need to obtain a passkey from the Folding@home website. You simply click the hotlink provided in the paragraph explaining the passkey. You MUST get a passkey in order to receive full FAH credits. Without a passkey, Stanford will only give you a fraction of the credits you have actually earned.

      Once you are at the passkey webpage, you must enter a donor name and email. The donor name you type here is exactly what you have chosen in Step 6. Then enter your email address and select the button “Get Passkey”. FYI: If you ever change your Donor Name, you must get a new passkey. You can use the same email though. You do not need a new passkey if you change teams.
  • Step 8. Go to your email and copy the passkey
  • Step 9. Enter the passkey in the provided field and click “Save”
  • Step 10. You are all done! Folding@home will run in the background depending on the different configuration settings that you apply. Please review our additional tutorials for more information on how to tweak your Folding rigs. You can look below for a quick reference to your basic controls


FAH step by step picture installation guide for Windows

For a video guide please CLICK HERE, For a text bullet step by step guide please CLICK HERE


Step 1. Go to http://folding.stanford.edu the Stanford Folding@home website


Step 2. Click the Download button at the top of the page

Download FAH



Step 3. A pop up will appear and simply click the download button

download popup



Step 4. Install the program accepting the following Windows prompts

firewall
FAH1
FAH2
FAH3
FAH4



Step 5. A new window will pop up, this is the actual basic configuration windows. It should have a prompt that looks like this. Make sure you select “Set up an identity” then click Start Folding

Start folding



Step 6. Now you need to setup your donor name, team, and passkey. You will need to obtain a Counterwallet address before doing this. Please CLICK HERE to follow this tutorial for getting a Counterwallet if you haven’t already got one. There are multiple ways in which you can create a donor name. Pick which ever one of the following, each has its own unique qualities:



6a. All tokens – With the above mentioned Merged Folding concept, should you want to receive any coin that is built on the platform, simply use “_ALL_” and you will receive any token that gets added to the list in the future. Your donor name should be modeled as such:

“AnyUsername_ALL_CounterwalletAddress”

step 22c



6b. Merged Folding – FoldingCoin Inc. is creating a platform in which other coins from other Dev teams will distribute their tokens in a similar way that FLDC is. PLEASE READ HERE for more information on this. You can now receive FLDC and your choice of any coin found ON THIS LIST. We are calling this “merged folding”. You will simply replace the “_FLDC_” with the alternative tokens symbol. Your donor name should be modeled as such:

“AnyUsername_TOKEN_CounterwalletAddress”

donor merged



6c. Username Folding – In this style, you will receive only FLDC and you can be on any team that you desire. So if you have had a long standing relation with another Folding community, you do not have to leave that community. Your donor name should be modeled as such:

“AnyUsername_FLDC_CounterwalletAddress”

donor a



6d. Basic Folding – This is the original folding format and is still supported today. This format strictly requires your Counterwallet address ONLY. The other limitation to this is you MUST be on team 226728. You cannot be on other teams and do this format. Your donor name should be modeled as such:

“CounterwalletAddress”

original donor name



Step 7. Now you need to obtain a passkey from the Folding@home website. You simply click the hotlink provided in the paragraph explaining the passkey. You MUST get a passkey in order to receive full FAH credits. Without a passkey, Stanford will only give you a fraction of the credits you have actually earned.

Once you are at the passkey webpage, you must enter a donor name and email. The donor name you type here is exactly what you have chosen in Step 6. Then enter your email address and select the button “Get Passkey”. FYI: If you ever change your Donor Name, you must get a new passkey. You can use the same email though. You do not need a new passkey if you change teams.

passkey



Step 8. Go to your email and copy the passkey. Your email should look something like this

email passkey



Step 9. Enter the passkey in the provided field and click “Save”

save



Step 10. You are all done! Folding@home will run in the background depending on the different configuration settings that you apply. Please review our additional tutorials for more information on how to tweak your Folding rigs. You can look below for a quick reference to your basic controls



Windows Task Menu – Look below picture for the table of contents

taskbar

Windows Task Menu

  • Web Control – Brings up the web browser page
  • Advanced Control – Brings up the Advanced Configuration window
  • Protein Viewer – Displays a graphical interactive GUI of the proteins being folded
  • Full – Quick toggle to full folding power
  • Medium – Quick toggle to medium folding power
  • Light – Quick toggle to light folding power
  • On Idle – Will only fold when your computer goes to sleep or screensaver
  • Pause – Stops folding on your machine
  • About – FAH information
  • Quit – Stops the folding program until you start it again, the task bar icon will disappear


FAH remote access from LAN for Windows

  • For a video demonstration please CLICK HERE, For a picture guide please CLICK HERE
  • Step 1. On the computer you wish to control go to “Start” then search for “Firewall” and select “Allow a program through Windows Firewall”
  • Step 2. By default only “FAHClient” will be approved on your firewall list and you need to add “FAHControl” to the list. Select “Change settings” then “Allow another program…” and select “FAHControl”
  • Step 3. Once “FAHControl” is in your approved list make sure you check the boxes next to it and save
  • Step 4. Go back to the “Start” menu and search “firewall” again this time selecting “Windows Firewall with Advanced Security”
  • Step 5. In “Inbound Rules” make sure all “FAHControl” are enabled. The ones grayed out are not enabled so simply right click and “Enable Rule” then save and close
  • Step 6. Go to your advanced configuration by right clicking the FAH icon in your task bar and once there click “Configure”
  • Step 7. Select the “Remote Access” tab and enter a password in the provided field then save and close
  • Step 8. Right click the FAH icon in the task bar and “Quit” the program and wait a minute to ensure it is fully closed out. Then reopen the program
  • Step 9. Go to the “Start” menu and type “cmd” then press enter and the command line should come up. type “ipconfig” then press enter. The prompt will display your ip address under “IPv4 Address:” and save this number
  • Step 10. Go to the FAHControl on the computer that you wish to monitor the remote computer and click “Add” on the bottom of the left hand side
  • Step 11. A prompt will come up and you need to add the following imformation: Name: your choice Address: the ip obtained in step 9 Password: password from step 7, once completed click “save”
  • Step 12. Your done! Add as many clients as you would like using this method


FAH remote access from LAN picture guide for Windows

For a video demonstration please CLICK HERE, For a text bullet guide please CLICK HERE


Step 1. On the computer you wish to control go to “Start” then search for “Firewall” and select “Allow a program through Windows Firewall”



Step 2. By default only “FAHClient” will be approved on your firewall list and you need to add “FAHControl” to the list. Select “Change settings” then “Allow another program…” and select “FAHControl”



Step 3. Once “FAHControl” is in your approved list make sure you check the boxes next to it and save



Step 4. Go back to the “Start” menu and search “firewall” again this time selecting “Windows Firewall with Advanced Security”



Step 5. In “Inbound Rules” make sure all “FAHControl” are enabled. The ones grayed out are not enabled so simply right click and “Enable Rule” then save and close



Step 6. Go to your advanced configuration by right clicking the FAH icon in your task bar and once there click “Configure”



Step 7. Select the “Remote Access” tab and enter a password in the provided field then save and close



Step 8. Right click the FAH icon in the task bar and “Quit” the program and wait a minute to ensure it is fully closed out. Then reopen the program



Step 9. Go to the “Start” menu and type “cmd” then press enter and the command line should come up. type “ipconfig” then press enter. The prompt will display your ip address under “IPv4 Address:” and save this number



Step 10. Go to the FAHControl on the computer that you wish to monitor the remote computer and click “Add” on the bottom of the left hand side



Step 11. A prompt will come up and you need to add the following information: Name: your choice Address: the ip obtained in step 9 Password: password from step 7, once completed click “save”



Step 12. Your done! Add as many clients as you would like using this method