HOW TO: CGMiner/Minerd BTC/LTC Miner Setup (WINDOWS)
Here is a beginners guide on how to setup your mining software. I will just be addressing getting the miners started and hashing away.
First on the to do list to to get yourself an account with Give-Me-Coins. This is a fairly straight forward experience much like signing up to any forum website, hopefully by getting to this guide you have been able to create an account. Next is to choose your Weapon of Mass Mining (Your Mining Software). There is a huge variety of software out there but the two main ones that have proven themselves at both BTC and LTC mining are CGMiner and Minerd.
Follow the above link to find links to download the software. I would recommend downloading these to your desktop.
Open up notepad on your computer and type the following:
cgminer -o http://btc.give-me-coins.com:3335 -u USERNAME.WORKERNAME -p PASSWORD
cgminer --scrypt -o http://ltc.give-me-coins.com:3333 -u USERNAME.WORKERNAME -p PASSWORD
Once you have entered the above lines in unbolded text save as in the directory/folder of your cgminer as START.BAT. You need to change the extension of the file, to make sure, you save as "All Files" and then replace the .txt with .bat. This turns the file into a Command Line file that will read what is in the file and execute it thus starting your CGMiner.
Minerd appears to start straight in scrypt mode which is handy given that is really all you would be using a CPU to mine if at all: Same again here open up notepad and saving as START.BAT
minerd --url stratum+tcp://ltc.give-me-coins.com:3333 --userpass USERNAME.WORKERNAME:PASSWORD