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Re: (OT) Any idea why GPG key-generation might "never finish" on Win7?

by sundialsvc4 (Abbot)
on Nov 23, 2011 at 13:52 UTC ( #939662=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to (OT) Any idea why GPG key-generation might "never finish" on Win7?

/me nods ...

There seem to be several reports that Windows-7 has changed (or restricted) various sources of randomness.   Historically, GPG has never trusted the vendor-supplied random data source, at least “of Windows.”

Many thanks.   Closed.

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