Can't run GPG --recv-keys under Windows Vista.

Patrick Brunschwig patrick at
Sun May 27 18:04:10 CEST 2007

Moses wrote:
> Hi,
> I've installed gpg on Windows Vista recently, but seems not all the
> functions work well when I try to receive keys from keyserver. Here is
> the command I typed:
>        gpg --keyserver --recv-keys xxxxxxxx
> After hit RETURN, I got errors immediately like this:
>        gpgkeys: hkp fetch error 1: unsupported protocol
> The same command works well on Windows XP.
> I've checked the environment variables %PATH%, and gpg's directory is in it.
> Any ideas?

This is a well-known issue on Vista. See e.g. here for the solution:


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