I use Cygwin on Windows to make my Windows only computers as comfortable as possible to me. This comfort is provided by the Linux command line utilities that allow me to work. Cygwin provides a way for me to run these utilities from a Windows 7 command prompt. Two utilities that are really useful that are not installed with Cygwin by default are SCP (Secure Copy) and SSH (Secure Shell). Both of these utilities allow secure communication with remote computers. Below I describe adding them to an existing Cygwin Windows 7 installation.
You may receive the below error when attempting to upload files via the WordPress Add New Media page. The error is fairly specific regarding what the issue is however you may be unfamiliar with how to resolve the issue so below I will explain how to modify php.ini and resolve the error.