Reading your post on StackOverflow, it looks to me like you are mixing
Cygwin/Git Bash with normal Windows paths.
I would suggest the following:
1. Start from scratch, remove all keys and software you set up/installed
2. Try Github for Windows <http://windows.github.com/>. If that works,
at least you know it's physically possible to clone something from Github.
3. Now decide, as Konstantin says, whether you want to use *openssh* for
authenticating (easier, and recommended by Github), or *Putty* (more
Windows GUI oriented)
- If you go for the openssh way, follow Github's
- If you go for the Putty approach, follow my guide
- Whichever approach you pick, follow the instructions to the letter,
and tell us where it goes wrong, if at all.
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