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Outlook Hangs When Accessing Private Key In Win8

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    Outlook Hangs When Accessing Private Key In Win8


    I been trying to find a solution to this problem ever since Windows 8 was released to the public on October 26, 2012.

    Windows 8 CryptoAPI crashes Outlook while same problem does not occur on Windows 7.

    This occurs when signing, encrypting, or decrypting a email with a digital Certificate where the private key is secured by Microsoft Windows 8 CryptoAPI on the highest setting. Outlook requests CryptoAPI for the Key and Crashes.

    This does not Happen on Windows 7. In addition, the private key can be accessed by Windows Live Mail 2012 on Windows 8 while Outlook 2010/2013 cannot.

    It is know problem and the latest update is on this forum:
    Outlook configured on Windows 8 required elevation in order to access private key
    Last edited by maxknux; 29 Jan 2013 at 16:59.

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Outlook Hangs When Accessing Private Key In Win8
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