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I simply cannot launch blender 2.79a whatever I do! I have reinstalled 4 times and done the same with older versions. I have also updated my drivers and installed an older version of Python in case it would fix it. Here's an image of the console just before it crashes:

https://i.imgur.com/8fCiglQ.png

After that, it launches the grey screen, holds for 1-2 seconds then just closes. I have tried using a zip and exe and neither work.

Text:

AL lib: (EE) UpdateDeviceParams: Failed to set 44100hz, got 48000hz instead 
found bundled python: C: \Program Files\Blender Foundation\Blender\2.79\Python
Fatal Python error: Py_lnitialize: can't initialize sys standard streams 
Traceback (most recent call last) : 
File "C:\Python\Lib\io.py line 52, in <module> 
File "C:\Python\Lib\abc.py line 147 
print (f "Class: {cls. module } .{cls. qualname}", file=file)
                                                ^

SyntaxError: invalid syntax 

Note: Spelling errors are due to my OCR software not being great

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  • $\begingroup$ Blender uses bundled Python, it shouldn't need any external installation, as far as I know. $\endgroup$ – Duarte Farrajota Ramos Jan 23 at 17:44
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How to fix: Rename folder "Python" in C: and it will no longer try and use that folder.

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