Running Specter-Desktop on Windows

This description is for a pip-installation on windows. Regular Windows users please simply install the windows-specific binary. However having a pip-installation on windows might make sense for specific users:

  1. Install Python 3.9 from Microsoft Store. You may need to install Visual C++ Redistributable for it.
  2. Install libusb:
    • Download latest binary from and extract
    • For 32-bit Windows:
      • Copy MS32\dll\libusb-1.0.dll to C:\Windows\System32
    • For 64-bit Windows:
      • Copy MS64\dll\libusb-1.0.dll to C:\Windows\System32
      • Copy MS32\dll\libusb-1.0.dll to C:\Windows\SysWOW64
  3. Edit Bitcoin Core config file and make sure server=1 is set (it's in ~\AppData\Roaming\Bitcoin\bitcoin.conf)

Now you can install specter-desktop and run as usual:

python3 -m pip install cryptoadvance.specter
python3 -m cryptoadvance.specter server

Web interface should be on http://localhost:25441/

If you are running into problems with pip, you can install it via: - download - in Command Prompt navigate to the folder where this file is located - run python3 - now you can install specter-desktop from Command Prompt and run as usual