Windows 10 -> Pkg.add -> ERROR: failed to clone from https://github.com/JuliaRegistries/General.git

Hi,
Julia is awesume, but I have trouble to add packages at my corporate computer. The fixes in the topic below seems to only work at windows 7 machines and I am using windows 10.

Is there someone with the same problem who has already solved it? At home it works (also Windows 10).

julia> Pkg.add(“IJulia”)
Cloning default registries into C:\Users\gerischerp\.julia
Cloning registry from “GitHub - JuliaRegistries/General: The official registry of general Julia packages
ERROR: failed to clone from GitHub - JuliaRegistries/General: The official registry of general Julia packages, error: GitError(Code:ERROR, Class:OS, failed to send request: Das Zeitlimit für den Vorgang wurde erreicht.
)
Stacktrace:
[1] pkgerror(::String) at C:\cygwin\home\Administrator\buildbot\worker\package_win64\build\usr\share\julia\stdlib\v1.1\Pkg\src\Types.jl:120
[2] #clone#3(::String, ::Base.Iterators.Pairs{Symbol,LibGit2.CachedCredentials,Tuple{Symbol},NamedTuple{(:credentials,),Tuple{LibGit2.CachedCredentials}}}, ::Function, ::String, ::String) at C:\cygwin\home\Administrator\buildbot\worker\package_win64\build\usr\share\julia\stdlib\v1.1\Pkg\src\GitTools.jl:111
[3] (::getfield(Pkg.GitTools, Symbol("#kw##clone")))(::NamedTuple{(:header, :credentials),Tuple{String,LibGit2.CachedCredentials}}, ::typeof(Pkg.GitTools.clone), ::String, ::String) at .\none:0
[4] (::getfield(Pkg.Types, Symbol("##87#89")))(::LibGit2.CachedCredentials) at C:\cygwin\home\Administrator\buildbot\worker\package_win64\build\usr\share\julia\stdlib\v1.1\Pkg\src\Types.jl:1103
[5] shred!(::getfield(Pkg.Types, Symbol("##87#89")), ::LibGit2.CachedCredentials) at .\secretbuffer.jl:184
[6] clone_or_cp_registries(::Pkg.Types.Context, ::Array{Pkg.Types.RegistrySpec,1}, ::String) at C:\cygwin\home\Administrator\buildbot\worker\package_win64\build\usr\share\julia\stdlib\v1.1\Pkg\src\Types.jl:1102
[7] clone_or_cp_registries at C:\cygwin\home\Administrator\buildbot\worker\package_win64\build\usr\share\julia\stdlib\v1.1\Pkg\src\Types.jl:1087 [inlined]
[8] clone_default_registries() at C:\cygwin\home\Administrator\buildbot\worker\package_win64\build\usr\share\julia\stdlib\v1.1\Pkg\src\Types.jl:1037
[9] find_registered!(::Pkg.Types.EnvCache, ::Array{String,1}, ::Array{Base.UUID,1}) at C:\cygwin\home\Administrator\buildbot\worker\package_win64\build\usr\share\julia\stdlib\v1.1\Pkg\src\Types.jl:1312
[10] registry_resolve!(::Pkg.Types.EnvCache, ::Array{Pkg.Types.PackageSpec,1}) at C:\cygwin\home\Administrator\buildbot\worker\package_win64\build\usr\share\julia\stdlib\v1.1\Pkg\src\Types.jl:949
[11] #add_or_develop#17(::Symbol, ::Bool, ::Base.Iterators.Pairs{Union{},Union{},Tuple{},NamedTuple{(),Tuple{}}}, ::Function, ::Pkg.Types.Context, ::Array{Pkg.Types.PackageSpec,1}) at C:\cygwin\home\Administrator\buildbot\worker\package_win64\build\usr\share\julia\stdlib\v1.1\Pkg\src\API.jl:52
[12] #add_or_develop at .\none:0 [inlined]
[13] #add_or_develop#16 at C:\cygwin\home\Administrator\buildbot\worker\package_win64\build\usr\share\julia\stdlib\v1.1\Pkg\src\API.jl:36 [inlined]
[14] #add_or_develop at .\none:0 [inlined]
[15] #add_or_develop#13 at C:\cygwin\home\Administrator\buildbot\worker\package_win64\build\usr\share\julia\stdlib\v1.1\Pkg\src\API.jl:34 [inlined]
[16] #add_or_develop at .\none:0 [inlined]
[17] #add_or_develop#12(::Base.Iterators.Pairs{Symbol,Symbol,Tuple{Symbol},NamedTuple{(:mode,),Tuple{Symbol}}}, ::Function, ::String) at C:\cygwin\home\Administrator\buildbot\worker\package_win64\build\usr\share\julia\stdlib\v1.1\Pkg\src\API.jl:33
[18] #add_or_develop at .\none:0 [inlined]
[19] #add#22 at C:\cygwin\home\Administrator\buildbot\worker\package_win64\build\usr\share\julia\stdlib\v1.1\Pkg\src\API.jl:64 [inlined]
[20] add(::String) at C:\cygwin\home\Administrator\buildbot\worker\package_win64\build\usr\share\julia\stdlib\v1.1\Pkg\src\API.jl:64
[21] top-level scope at none:0

Maybe you are behind a proxy. You can search for git and proxy and you will find some solution.
It looks like:

run(`git config --global http.proxy proxyHost:proxyPort`)

But there is probably more to alter which you have to try and error.

Thants, that was the solution!

Similar problem with Windows 10 and Julia 0.4.1, it was solved by doing: git config --global --unset http.proxy

I’m using windows 10 with the same error. All i did was turn on my PC’s VPN software. Then it worked straight away. Took a few minutes and i thought it had hung a few times, but it worked!
With much hair pulling beforehand.