Anyone use GPG 1.4.x on Windows successfully?

Samphan Raruenrom samphan at
Sat Mar 26 05:58:24 CET 2005

Are there anyone being able to use GPG 1.4.0/1.4.1 on Windows successfully?

Samphan Raruenrom wrote:
> I try using Win32 Gnu GPG 1.4.0 and 1.4.1 to do 'gpg --gen-key'
> using the default setting. The generation process rarely ever finish.
> Most of the time the generation process run and never finish.
> 8<------------------------------------------------------------------------->8
> gpg (GnuPG) 1.4.1; Copyright (C) 2005 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
> This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
> This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
> under certain conditions. See the file COPYING for details.
> Please select what kind of key you want:
>    (1) DSA and Elgamal (default)
>    (2) DSA (sign only)
>    (5) RSA (sign only)
> Your selection?
> DSA keypair will have 1024 bits.
> ELG-E keys may be between 1024 and 4096 bits long.
> What keysize do you want? (2048)
> Requested keysize is 2048 bits
> Please specify how long the key should be valid.
>          0 = key does not expire
>       <n>  = key expires in n days
>       <n>w = key expires in n weeks
>       <n>m = key expires in n months
>       <n>y = key expires in n years
> Key is valid for? (0)
> Key does not expire at all
> Is this correct? (y/N) y
> You need a user ID to identify your key; the software constructs the
> user ID
> from the Real Name, Comment and Email Address in this form:
>     "Heinrich Heine (Der Dichter) <heinrichh at>"
> Real name: Samphan Raruenrom
> Email address: samphan at
> Comment:
> You selected this USER-ID:
>     "Samphan Raruenrom <samphan at>"
> Change (N)ame, (C)omment, (E)mail or (O)kay/(Q)uit? o
> You need a Passphrase to protect your secret key.
> We need to generate a lot of random bytes. It is a good idea to perform
> some other action (type on the keyboard, move the mouse, utilize the
> disks) during the prime generation; this gives the random number
> generator a better chance to gain enough entropy.
> .++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++.+++++.+++++.++++++++++.+++++++++++++++++++++++++
> ....+++++.++++++++++..+++++.....................>+++++...................................+++++
> 8<-------------------------------------------------------------->8
> The output stop here and never continue. I tried using the disk,
> keyboard, mouse. I can't make gpg to finish generating keys.
> I happen to have cygwin and cygwin version of gpg works.
> Are there anything wrong with the Win32 version of GPG? or my setting?

_/|\_ Samphan Raruenrom.
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