These instructions have been tested on Microsoft Windows 10 64 bit, 4GB RAM, with an ATI video card.
In a prior post, the geth software which communicates with the Ethereum network, was downloaded and installed. An account address was created and the current block chain was downloaded.
In this post, the block miner ethminer will be downloaded and installed.
Download the latest Ethereum miner at https://build.ethdev.com/builds/Windows%20C%2B%2B%20develop%20branch/Ethereum-win64-latest.exe
Unzip the files. By default, the files will go to the %PROGRAMFILES%\Ethereum <release number>
The Ethereum miner has been downloaded and installed.
The next step is to test the miner.