Can user integrate GnuGP 2.1.10 (newest) into Gpg4win 2.3.0?

Hi all,

As per my title, I’m wondering if there is any way to use GnuPG 2.1.10 in the current Gpg4win 2.3.0, which of course is bundled with GnuPG 2.0.29.

I thought it would be a simple matter of installing GnuPG 2.1.10 into one folder, then install Gpg4win’s GnuPG into another then simply copy the proper files over.

There didn’t seem to be any errors. I don’t know where in Kleopatra or GPA that it lists what version of GnuPG it is using but C:>gpg --version shows GnuPG 2.0.29 still. (BTW, Kleopatra self-test shows ‘Pass’ on everything even after I copied those files over.)

Is it possible that indeed version 2.1.10 is being used and --version at the command line is reporting falsely?

Is this doable or simply too much of a hassle to bother with?

It’s not so much that I think I MUST have the newest version of GnuPG, but I thought that maybe it was easy to do.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thank you,


2.1.10 uses a different install layout then 2.0.29 e.g. it no longer installs gpg.exe in a pub subfolder but installs into bin etc. So you probably have not overwritten the used gpg.exe and 2.0.29 is still used.

In the 3.x series of Gpg4win we currently plan to install GnuPG in a different folder next to Gpg4win so that you can more easily replace that Version.

There’s a Testing version of gpg4win 3.0 published already, you can try it out at:

This Package also contains 2.1.10