It's relatively easy to install Linux in a virtual machine and run Linux tasks from there.
Install Linux in a virtual machine
If Oracle's Virtual Box is not already installed on your system, install BOINC with virtual box option here: https://boinc.berkeley.edu/download.php or directly from here: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads
After installation, open Virtual Box and click New Create a Linux Ubuntu Virtual Machine, give it a name and click Next Default Memory size always seems rather lean (as shown here), so I tend to boost the allowance to just below the red warning. Click through the rest of the prompts without necessarily altering default choices
Download Ubuntu Operating System here:
and save .iso file. Burn to disc as an option.
Start your new Virtual Machine, insert your Ubuntu disc or point to your Ubuntu .iso file and install Ubuntu in the Virtual Machine. After install completes, click the Ubuntu Software icon and search for and install BOINC Manager or open a terminal (Ctrl-Alt-T) and type
After automatic install of needed library files, BOINC client and manager, click on Show Applications icon: and then All at the bottom to expose the BOINC Manager icon. Click to open the Manager and attach to projects or project manager. Run in tandem with the BOINC Manager/Client on the native Windows operating system if you wish or just run solo.
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sudo apt-get install boinc-manager