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I have two computers and have never had any problems with installing Blender, but now one of my hard disks crashed so I bought a new one.

I installed Windows 7, 64 Bit on it and some programs, but when I tried to install Blender, it installed it, but there seems to be something missing. The install wizzard said Blender requires 0 Kb of space and in the start menu there is no uninstall Blender. Furthermore, there is nothing in my AppData/Roaming....

When I try to open Blender, it just flashes the command console and then the grey screen flashes and then it's gone. This happened with 2.77a, so I tried 2.67b, which works fine on my other computer, but it had the same problem.

My other computer is older and I can't install 2.77 on it (no OpenGl 2.1). I tried the MSI and the Zip file, but that makes no difference.

Any ideas? Thanks.

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Have you installed the necessary MSVC Redistributable packages after installing Windows?

I am not sure but you may need a few different ones from across the years to run Blender. Try at least the newest one

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2977003

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  • $\begingroup$ Thank you for your answer. The problem went away over night, so it must have had somethig to do with updates. Here is a list of the updates installed last night if anyone is interrested. I guess it was KB76932, or KB979099, but what do I know? (Not much!) $\endgroup$ – Blenderfan Jul 4 '16 at 5:28
  • $\begingroup$ Sorry,forgot the list. Here it is: $\endgroup$ – Blenderfan Jul 4 '16 at 5:31
  • $\begingroup$ KB976932, KB2387530, KB3015428, KB979099, KB90830, KB2607576, KB2467023 KB977074, kb2454826, KB3046480, KB2748349, KB3004469, KB979538 and KB2562937. $\endgroup$ – Blenderfan Jul 4 '16 at 5:46
  • $\begingroup$ Hum yeah, fresh install of Windows 7 from a few years old medium might have been missing a few essential updates from more recent years $\endgroup$ – Duarte Farrajota Ramos Jul 4 '16 at 11:53
  • $\begingroup$ Sure, but I already had two seseions of windows update behind, just like I had to update all of my drivers, so I didn't think of that. Anyway I am so happy that It worked out! $\endgroup$ – Blenderfan Jul 5 '16 at 5:59

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